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decretal

RC Church a papal edict on doctrine or church law
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Unlike the medieval decretists, however, he did not think one was more important than the other.
1) The conception of just war here was substantially defined by the canonist Gratian in his Decretum and the work of his two generations of successors, the Decretists and the Decretalists, and summarized and placed in a theological framework by Thomas Aquinas.
The later Decretists, Decretalists, and theologians, including Aquinas, all drew on Gratian's text to develop their just war ideas.