2 The laws of thought, the truths of number, are the decrees of God.
These decrees were issued together with a pastoral letter of Bishop de' Ricci, and were warmly approved by the grand-duke, at whose instance a national synod of the Tuscan bishops met at Florence on the 23rd of April 1787.
The decrees against the emigrants and the non-juring clergy still remained under the veto of the king.
In 1551 the tsar submitted to a synod of prelates a hundred questions as to the best mode of remedying existing evils, for which reason the decrees of this synod are generally called stoglav or centuria.
The resolutions of the Lambeth Conferences have never been regarded as synodical decrees, but their weight has increased with each conference.