prelate nullius

prelate nul·​li·​us | \ -nu̇ˈlēəs \
plural prelates nullius

Definition of prelate nullius

: a Roman Catholic prelate having ordinary jurisdiction over a district independent of any diocese

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First Known Use of prelate nullius

1882, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for prelate nullius

partial translation of New Latin praelatus nullius dioecesis prelate of no diocese

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“Prelate nullius.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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