ordinariate

noun or·di·nar·i·ate \ ˌȯ(r)dᵊnˈerēə̇t , -ēˌāt \

Definition of ordinariate

plural -s
1 :the administrative division of a particular Roman Catholic diocese or archdiocese
2 :a group of members of an Eastern rite in communion with the Pope who are subject to the personal jurisdiction of an appointed prelate (as a titular bishop) of the same rite — see military ordinariate

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Origin and Etymology of ordinariate

1ordinary + -ate


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