from The Century Dictionary.
- By way of sentence; judicially, decisively.
- In or by sentences.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adverb In a sentential manner.
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- adverb In a
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“Hopefully” still means “in a hopeful manner”, but not when used sententially.
"We sententially and definitively, by this present writing, judge, declare, and condemn him for a most pernicious and detestable heretic, convicted upon the same, and refusing utterly to obey the church: again committing him here from henceforth to the secular jurisdiction, power, and judgment, to _do him thereupon to_ DEATH."
12 However, the situation of heretics is different: The Church “can sententially punish the infidelity of those who had previously accepted the faith13 … and, therefore, as soon as a sentence of excommunication has been delivered against a ruler on account of apostasy from the faith, ipso facto his subjects are released from his control and from their oath of fidelity.”
"Him, convicted of and upon such a detestable offence, and unwilling to return penitently to the unity of the church, we sententially and definitively have judged, declared, and condemned for a heretic, and to be in error in those things which the holy church of Rome and the universal church teaches, hath determined, and preacheth, and especially in the Articles above written; leaving the same as