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“Decretum” is a Latin term that means “decree” or “decreeing” in English. The term is commonly used in legal and religious contexts to refer to a commanding or regulating authoritative order, decision, or edict issued by a person or governing body with the power to do so. The term can be found in various historical and contemporary documents, including legal codes, papal decrees, and governmental proclamations.

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