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  1. having the force of a decree; pertaining to a decree.
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Origin of decretive

1600–10; < Latin dēcrēt(um) decree + -ive
Related formsde·cre·tive·ly, adverbun·de·cre·tive, adjective
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  • But there is a great difference between his decretive and his preceptive will.

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