Definition of DECRETUM in Black's Law Dictionary 4th Edition – Legal dictionary – Glossary of legal terms.

Definition of DECRETUM

In the Civil Law

A species of imperial constitution, being a judgment or sentence given by the emperor upon hearing of a cause (quod imperator cognoscens decrevit). Inst. 1, 2, 6.

In Canon Law

An ecclesiastical law, in contradistinction to a secular law, (lex.) 1 Mackeld.Civil Law, p. 81, § 93, (Kaufmann's note.)

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