[ dek-ri-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee ]
/ ˈdɛk rɪˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i /


pertaining to or following a decree.
established by a decree; judicial.

Origin of decretory

1570–80; < Latin dēcrētōrius decisive, crucial, equivalent to dēcrē-, variant stem of dēcernere (see decern, decree) + -tōrious -tory1

Related forms

un·dec·re·to·ry, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for decretory

  • 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