Definition of Decretals

1. Noun. (plural of decretal) ¹



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Definition of Decretals

1. decretal [n] - See also: decretal

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Decretals

decrepitly
decrepitness
decrepitude
decrepitudes
decrepity
decrescendi
decrescendo
decrescendoed
decrescendoing
decrescendos
decrescent
decrescents
decretage
decretages
decretal
decretals (current term)
decretion
decretist
decretists
decretive
decretorial
decretorily
decretory
decrew
decrewed
decrewing
decrews
decrial
decrials
decried

Literary usage of Decretals

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"As it was a matter of public knowledge, and more or less contemporary with the appearance of the decretals, nearly all the critics are agreed that Isidore ..."

2. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1908)
"These particular decretals hail already been compiled by two Englishmen at Bologna, Gilbert and Alan, but the university had not approved their work, ..."

3. A Manual of Church History by Albert Henry Newman (1906)
"... decretals. As the Roman Catholic Church grew more ambitious and became more completely involved in secular affairs, the need was felt of stronger ..."

4. Chambers's Encyclopædia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People (1878)
"Up to the 9th c., the only authentic collection of decretals, ... The subject-matter of these decretals is most diversified, comprising the authority and ..."

5. The Papacy and the Civil Power by Richard Wigginton Thompson (1876)
"The Gratian decretals.—They authorize Physical Compulsion and Torture.—Arnold of Brescia burned ... He caused a New Body of False decretals to be composed. ..."

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