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decretal

de·cre·tal

decretal

 
pronunciation:
dih kri tl
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
part of speech: adjective
definition: containing, having the nature of, or pertaining to a decree or decrees.
 
part of speech: noun
definition: an authoritative decree or set of decrees, esp. on some point of church doctrine or church law.
similar words:
canon