Decretal
Decretal De*cre"tal, n. [LL. decretale, neut. of L. decretalis. See {Decretal}, a.] 1. (R. C. Ch.) 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. [1913 Webster]

2. (Canon Law) The collection of ecclesiastical decrees and decisions made, by order of Gregory IX., in 1234, by St. Raymond of Pennafort. [1913 Webster]


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  • Decretal — De*cre tal, a. [L. decretalis, fr. decretum. See {Decree}.] Appertaining to a decree; containing a decree; as, a decretal epistle. Ayliffe. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • decretal — I adjective binding, commanded, commanding, decreed, decretive, decretory, demanded, directive, instructive, jussive, law giving, mandatory, nomothetic, ordered, preceptive, prescriptive associated concepts: decretal paragraph II index… …   Law dictionary

  • decretal — s. f. 1. Antiga carta pontifícia que resolvia qualquer ponto litigioso. 2. Decisão papal sobre uma consulta, em forma de carta. • adj. 2 g. 3. Relativo a decreto. 4. Em forma de decreto …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • decretal — (Del lat. decretālis). 1. adj. Perteneciente o relativo a las decretales. 2. f. Epístola papal en respuesta a una consulta, que adquiere carácter normativo. 3. Libro en que están recopiladas las epístolas o decisiones pontificias …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • decretal — [dē krēt′ l, dikrēt′ l] adj. [ME < LL decretalis] of or containing a decree n. 1. a decree 2. R.C.Ch. a) a decree issued by the pope on some matter of ecclesiastical discipline b) [usually pl.] any collection of such decrees, formerly a part… …   English World dictionary

  • Decretal — Decretals (Epistolae decretales) is the name that is given in Canon law to those letters of the pope which formulate decisions in ecclesiastical law.[1] They are generally given in answer to consultations, but are sometimes due to the initiative… …   Wikipedia

  • decretal — (Del lat. decretalis [epistola], carta que contiene un decreto.) ► sustantivo femenino 1 RELIGIÓN Epístola en la que el papa contesta a una consulta particular que sirve de regla para todos los casos semejantes. ► sustantivo femenino plural 2… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • decretal — {{#}}{{LM D11637}}{{〓}} {{[}}decretal{{]}} ‹de·cre·tal› {{《}}▍ adj.inv.{{》}} {{<}}1{{>}} De las decretales o con características de estas cartas papales: • Las decisiones decretales deben ser acatadas.{{○}} {{《}}▍ s.f.{{》}} {{<}}2{{>}} {{♂}}En la …   Diccionario de uso del español actual con sinónimos y antónimos

  • decretal — 1. adjective /dɪˈkɹiːtəl/ Pertaining to a decree. [T]his finding, when read in conjunction with the other findings, as well as decretal portions of the final judgment, is more logically interpreted as a reference to the successful operation of… …   Wiktionary

  • Decretal — Ihr Decretal und Landrecht ist: Volumnus oportet. Wir wollen es; es muss sein Steuer, Ungeld, Frontag, Herrenmark, Schirmgeld, Schatzung u.s.w. (Geiler.) …   Deutsches Sprichwörter-Lexikon

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