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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.
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