Borrowed from Late Latin dēcrētōrius (“decisive”), from Latin dēcernō (“decide, determine”).
decretory (comparative more decretory, superlative most decretory)
- (rare or obsolete) Pertaining to an authoritative decree or final judgement.
- 1658, Sir Thomas Browne, Urne-Burial (Penguin 2005, p. 50)
- 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 […]