Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun papal_bull

1 sense of papal bull

Sense 1
bull, papal bull -- (a formal proclamation issued by the pope (usually written in antiquated characters and sealed with a leaden bulla))
       => decree, edict, fiat, order, rescript -- (a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge); "a friend in New Mexico said that the order caused no trouble out there")

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