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Meaning of DECRETORY

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Dec"re*to*ry\, a. [L. decretorius, from decretum. See
{Decree}.]
1. Established by a decree; definitive; settled.

         The decretory rigors of a condemning sentence.
                                               --South.

2. Serving to determine; critical. ``The critical or
   decretory days.'' --Sir T. Browne.



 
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