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Definition of Decretal

Decretal
Decretal De*cre"tal, a. [L. decretalis, fr. decretum. See Decree.] Appertaining to a decree; containing a decree; as, a decretal epistle. --Ayliffe.
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. 2. (Canon Law) The collection of ecclesiastical decrees and decisions made, by order of Gregory IX., in 1234, by St. Raymond of Pennafort.

Meaning of Decretal from wikipedia

- Decretals (Latin: litterae decretales) are letters of a pope that formulate decisions in ecclesiastical law of the Catholic Church. They are generally...
- The Directa decretal was written by Pope Siricius in February AD 385. It took the form of a long letter to Spanish bishop Himerius of Tarragona replying...
- Directa decretal, containing decrees of baptism, church discipline and other matters. His are the oldest completely preserved papal decretals. He is sometimes...
- products. The most successful Pseudo-Isidorian forgery, known as the False Decretals, claims to have been ****embled by a certain Isidorus Mercator (in English:...
- [P]ope thenceforth, so far as the Western Church was concerned." In a decretal of 1173, Pope Alexander III reprimanded some bishops for permitting veneration...
- The Decretals of Gregory IX (Latin, Decretales Gregorii IX), also collectively called the Liber extra, are a source of medieval Canon Law. In 1230, Pope...
- found in the decretals that it gives as those of post-Nicene popes from Sylvester I (314–335) to Gregory II (715–731). The False Decretals were part of...
- Periculoso (named for its Latin incipit, meaning dangerous) was a papal decretal of Pope Boniface VIII issued in 1298, that required the claustration of...
- Gelasian Decree is so named because it was traditionally thought to be a Decretal of the prolific Pope Gelasius I, bishop of Rome 492–496. The work reached...
- the Roman Church." Theologians disagree as to the full import of this decretal: either a new law was instituted, in which case the Pope then for the first...