decretory

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Late Latin dēcrētōrius (decisive), from Latin dēcernō (decide, determine).

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AdjectiveEdit

decretory (comparative more decretory, superlative most decretory)

  1. (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 []

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