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de·cre·tal

 (dĭ-krēt′l)
n. Roman Catholic Church
A decree, especially a papal letter giving a decision on a point or question of canon law.

[Middle English, from Old French decretale, from Late Latin dēcrētālis, fixed by decree, from Latin dēcrētum, principle, decision; see decree.]

decretal

(dɪˈkriːtəl)
n
(Roman Catholic Church) RC Church a papal edict on doctrine or church law
adj
(Roman Catholic Church) of or relating to a decretal or a decree
[C15: from Old French, from Late Latin dēcrētālis; see decree]
deˈcretalist, deˈcretist n

de•cre•tal

(dɪˈkrit l)

adj.
1. pertaining to, of the nature of, or containing a decree.
n.
2. a papal decree authoritatively determining some point of doctrine or church law.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Old French < Late Latin dēcrētālis fixed by decree = Latin dēcrēt(um) decree + -ālis -al1]
References in classic literature ?
From the "Master of Sentences," he had passed to the "Capitularies of Charlemagne;" and he had devoured in succession, in his appetite for science, decretals upon decretals, those of Theodore, Bishop of Hispalus; those of Bouchard, Bishop of Worms; those of Yves, Bishop of Chartres; next the decretal of Gratian, which succeeded the capitularies of Charlemagne; then the collection of Gregory IX.
The first auditor whom Messire Miles d'Isliers, doctor in decretals, saw arrive every Monday morning, all breathless, at the opening of the gates of the school of the Chef-Saint-Denis, was Claude Frollo.
la decretal Tuis quaestionibus dirigida por INOCENClO III al arzobispo de Besancon (1208, Potthast 3342; Comp.
por mucho que algunos fragmentos de su decretal Famuli vestrae pietatis [JK 632] fueran utilizados por los pontifices medievales en sus controversias con el Imperium).
The decretal sum is not a small amount; it's a colossal sum and therefore one understands the applicant's apprehension or argument that the respondent might not be in a position to repay the amount.
The Nairobi county government is experiencing financial constraints that have made it difficult for it to meet its monthly obligations as well as settle debts by its predecessors and particularly the decretal sums issued," said Mr Mutuma.
The projects of health sector approved in the meeting were included Court Decretal amount to be paid to the land owners in respect of 8 Kanal land purchased for Cat-D Hospital Barikot and Upgradation of RHC Nizampur to Category-D Hospital District Nowshera.
In the introduction of Il cadavere/The corpse (10), Andre Vauchez recalls the decretal Detestandae ferinitatis issued by Boniface VIII in 1300, remarking that "pour le pape Caetani en effet, il y a dans le corps humain des puissances autodestructrices dont il faut respecter le rythme et un processus de passage de l'ici-bas a l'au-dela par etapes successives," and other more or less contemporary opinions following the same lines.
Otra decretal de Inocente III en 1199 declaro nulo el matrimonio contraido entre una mujer que habia hecho voto de castidad ante un fraile agustino, y anadiendo que podria permanecer en su propia casa con todos sus bienes (27).
Em 1317, ao inves de se pronunciar em prol de um ou outro candidato, Joao XXII declarou por meio da decretal Si fratrum que o Imperio estava vacante, reservando para si o direito sobre a administracao das terras imperiais.
La glosa a una decretal de Inocencio IV que los evocaba--la decretal Cum aeterni, clave como sabemos en esta sede--explicaba asi el significado de juzgar per sordes: "et dicitur fieri per sordes, si prece, pretio, timore, vel odio iudex corruptus sit", considerando por tanto que el ruego, el precio, el temor y el odio tienen la virtualidad de corromper al juez (119).
Bellarmino further manipulated words in his reading of Pope Innocent III's decretal Novit tile (1204) about sin and censure, which he relied on to justify papal involvement in Venice.