Origin of decretal
Examples from the Web for decretals
Various commentaries, all based upon the Decretals as the chief repertory, were made by prominent churchmen.The Rise of the Mediaeval Church|Alexander Clarence Flick
The maxims of the Fathers, the decretals of the pontiffs, cannot be the rule of our faith.History of the Reformation of the Sixteenth Century, Volume III|J. H. Merle D'Aubign
He made use of the forged Isidorian decretals to build up a power which he did not possess in earlier ages.
On these words of Saint Augustin, says he, mentioned in the second part of the Decretals, caus.Ebrietatis Encomium|Boniface Oinophilus
In the Roman decretals, under the canon Osius, we find a very long list of bishops who were the sons of priests.A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 3 (of 10)|Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)