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decretory

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

pertaining to or following a decree.
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

OTHER WORDS FROM decretory

un·dec·re·to·ry, adjective
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Example sentences 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
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