Examples from the Web for decretal
The decretal could not be produced, but, with or without it, the King insisted that the court should sit.The Divorce of Catherine of Aragon|J.A. Froude
By no engagement could he be induced, to trust out of his hands, to me, his colleague that decretal commission.History of the Reformation in the Sixteenth Century, Volume V|J. H. Merle d'Aubigné
Campeggio had beforehand received private orders, delivered by Campana, to burn the decretal bull with which he was intrusted.
He mastered the whole system of decretal lore and made it his guide for the rest of his life.The Rise of the Mediaeval Church|Alexander Clarence Flick
This was not a decretal commission; it did not bind the Pope or prevent him from revoking the case.Henry VIII.|A. F. Pollard