Decretory vs Secretory - What's the difference?

decretory | secretory |


As adjectives the difference between decretory and secretory

is that decretory is (rare|or|obsolete) pertaining to an authoritative decree or final judgement while secretory is of, pertaining to, or used in secretion.

decretory

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • (rare, or, obsolete) Pertaining to an authoritative decree or final judgement.
  • * 1658': If in the '''decretory term of the world we shall not all dye but be changed, according to received translation, the last day will make but few graves — Sir Thomas Browne, ''Urne-Burial (Penguin 2005, p. 50)
  • secretory

    English

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Of, pertaining to, or used in secretion.
  • Derived terms

    *secretory carcinoma *secretory diarrhea *secretory granule *secretory nerve *secretory otitis media *secretory pathway *secretory protein

    See also

    *secretary