royal peculiar


Definition of royal peculiar

: a church or parish within the jurisdiction of the British sovereign and exempt from that of the ordinary in whose territory it is situated

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First Known Use of royal peculiar

1785, in the meaning defined above

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“Royal peculiar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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