Prelate-nullius Definition

no͝o-lēəs
prelate-nullius
noun
A prelate, usually a titular bishop, who has jurisdiction over a territory not in a diocese but subject directly to the Holy See.
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Origin of Prelate-nullius

  • prelate New Latin nullīus (dioecēsis) of no (diocese) (from Latin) (genitive sing. of nullus none)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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