prefect apostolic


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

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1888, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of prefect apostolic was circa 1888

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“Prefect apostolic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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