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Definition of Decretal
DecretalDecretal De*cre"tal, a. [L. decretalis, fr. decretum. See
Appertaining to a decree; containing a decree; as, a decretal
epistle. --Ayliffe. DecretalDecretal 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
decretales) are letters
of a pope that formulate decisions
law of the Catholic
Church. They are generally...
- The Directa decretal
by Pope Siricius
AD 385. It took the form of a long letter
to Spanish bishop Himerius
- Directa decretal
, containing decrees
of baptism, church discipline
matters. His are the oldest completely preserved papal decretals
. He is sometimes...
- products. The most successful
Pseudo-Isidorian forgery, known
as the False Decretals
to have been ****embled by a certain Isidorus Mercator
- [P]ope thenceforth, so far as the Western Church
was concerned." In a decretal
of 1173, Pope Alexander
- The Decretals
IX (Latin, Decretales Gregorii
IX), also collectively called
extra, are a source
of medieval Canon
Law. In 1230, Pope...
in the decretals
that it gives
of post-Nicene popes
I (314–335) to Gregory
II (715–731). The False Decretals
were part of...
(named for its Latin
dangerous) was a papal decretal
of Pope Boniface
in 1298, that required
- Gelasian Decree
is so named because
it was traditionally thought
to be a Decretal
of the prolific
of Rome 492–496. The work reached...
- the Roman
Church." Theologians disagree
as to the full import
of this decretal
a new law was instituted, in which
case the Pope then for the first...
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