terna

noun
ter·​na | \ ˈternə, ˈtər- \
plural -s

Definition of terna

: a list of three nominees for institution into a Roman Catholic benefice or bishopric presented to the pope or other authority

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History and Etymology for terna

New Latin, from Latin, neuter plural of terni three each

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“Terna.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/terna. Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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