decretive

[ dih-kree-tiv ]
/ dɪˈkri tɪv /

adjective

having the force of a decree; pertaining to a decree.

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Origin of decretive

1600–10; <Latin dēcrēt(um) decree + -ive

OTHER WORDS FROM decretive

de·cre·tive·ly, adverbun·de·cre·tive, adjective
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