Of, relating to, or having the force of a decree.
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1. characterized by making an absolute and final decision
2. obsolete a variant (obsolete) of decretive
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dec•re•to•ry(ˈdɛk rɪˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i)
1. pertaining to a decree.
2. established by a decree; judicial.
[1570–80; < Latin dēcrētōrius decisive, crucial =dēcrē-, variant s. of dēcernere (see decree) + -tōrious -tory1]
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