Definition: A document signed by the pope and sealed with the lead papal seal, or bulla, was known as a bull. Papal bulls were sometimes charters or proclamations of great importance. They could also be letters to a specific individual, but these usually concerned matters of church-wide, international significance.
Alternate Spellings: bulla
The Knights Hospitaller
were formally recognized in a papal bull issued by Pope Paschal II.
In 1329, Pope John XXII issued a bull condemning as heretical
28 of the propositions of Meister Eckhart