decretal

In medieval Europe, a papal ruling on a disputed point, sent to a bishop or abbot in reply to a request or appeal. The earliest dates from Siricius 385. Later decretals were collected...
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Decretal

De·cre'tal adjective [ Latin decretalis , from decretum . See Decree .] Appertaining to a decree; containing a decree; as, a decretal epistle. Ayliffe.
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Decretal

De·cre'tal noun [ Late Latin decretale , neut. of Latin decretalis . See Decretal , adjective ] 1. (R. C. Ch.) An authoritative order or decree; especially, a letter of the pope, determining some point or question in ecclesiastical law. The d
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decretal

1. An authoritative order or decree; especially, a letter of the pope, determining some point or question in ecclesiastical law. The decretals form the second part of the canon law. ... 2. The collection of ecclesiastical decrees and decisions made, by order of Gregory IX, in 1234, by St. Raymond of Pennafort. ... Origin: LL. Decretale, neut. Of L.
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Decretal

• (a.) The collection of ecclesiastical decrees and decisions made, by order of Gregory IX., in 1234, by St. Raymond of Pennafort. • (a.) Appertaining to a decree; containing a decree; as, a decretal epistle. • (a.) An authoritative order or decree; especially, a letter of the pope, determining some point or question in ecclesiastica
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decretal

a reply in writing by the pope to a particular question of church discipline that has been referred to him. In modern usage, such a document is ... [6 related articles]
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Decretal

Decretals (Epistolae decretales) is the name that is given in Canon law to those letters of the pope that formulate decisions in ecclesiastical law. They are generally given in answer to consultations but are sometimes due to the initiative of the pope himself. These furnish, with the canons of the councils, the chief source of the legislation of
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decretal

In medieval Europe, a papal ruling on a disputed point, sent to a bishop or abbot in reply to a request or appeal. The earliest dates from Siricius 385. Later decretals were collected to form a decretum
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decretal

of, like or pertaining to a decree
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decretal

papal decree deciding a point of church law
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