prefect apostolic

noun

Definition of prefect apostolic

: a Roman Catholic clergyman and usually a priest with quasi-episcopal jurisdiction over a district of a missionary territory

First Known Use of prefect apostolic

circa 1888, in the meaning defined above

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“Prefect apostolic.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prefect%20apostolic. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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