motu proprio

noun
mo·​tu proprio | \ ¦mō(ˌ)tüˈprōprēˌō \

Definition of motu proprio

: a rescript initiated and issued by the pope of his own accord and apart from the advice of others

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History and Etymology for motu proprio

Latin, by one's own impulse

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“Motu proprio.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/motu%20proprio. Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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