AskDefine | Define decretory

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English

Etymology

From Latin decretorius, from the participle stem of decernere.

Pronunciation

/dɪˈkɹiːtəɹi/

Adjective

  1. In the context of "rare|or|obsolete": Pertaining to an authoritative decree or final judgement.
    • 1658: If in the decretory term of the world we shall not all dye but be changed, according to received translation, the last day will make but few graves — Sir Thomas Browne, Urne-Burial (Penguin 2005, p. 50)

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