prelate nullius

noun prelate nul·li·us \-nu̇ˈlēəs\

Definition of prelate nullius

plural

prelates nullius

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

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Origin and Etymology of prelate nullius

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


First Known Use: 1882


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