officialis

noun

of·​fi·​ci·​a·​lis
əˌfishēˈälə̇s,
-ˈal-
plural officiales
-ˈä(ˌ)lās,
-ˈa(ˌ)lēz
: the presiding judge of the matrimonial court of a Roman Catholic diocese

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Medieval Latin, official

First Known Use

1955, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of officialis was in 1955

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“Officialis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/officialis. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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