papal bull

papal bull
a formal proclamation issued by the pope (usually written in antiquated characters and sealed with a leaden bulla)
Syn: ↑bull
Hypernyms: ↑decree, ↑edict, ↑fiat, ↑order, ↑rescript

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bull2 (def. 2).

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papal bull,
a formal announcement or official order from a pope.

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