Decretist legal definition of Decretist
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decretaladjective binding, commanded, commanding, decreed, decretive, decretory, demanded, instructive, jussive, law-giving, mandatory, ordered, preceptive, prescriptive
Associated concepts: decretal paragraph
See also: declaratory, determinative, directive, mandate, mittimus, prescriptive, proclamation, requirement, writ
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39) The decretists
and decretalists followed suit and allowed this sort of self defense to all people under natural law and the law of nations (ius gentium), thereby accepting the principle of Roman civil law that violence could be repelled by violence.
82) As some decretists
pointed out, this was justifiable on the grounds that adultery has important civil consequences.
10 "Gratian and the Decretists
(Twelfth century): War and Coercion in the Decretum," 109-24.