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decretory

[dek-ri-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]
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adjective
  1. pertaining to or following a decree.
  2. established by a decree; judicial.
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Origin of decretory

1570–80; < Latin dēcrētōrius decisive, crucial, equivalent to dēcrē-, variant stem of dēcernere (see decern, decree) + -tōrious -tory1
Related formsun·dec·re·to·ry, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • Thus it is the result of all the inclinations together that makes his will complete and decretory, as I have already explained.

    Theodicy

    G. W. Leibniz