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motu proprio

[moh-too proh-pree-oh] /ˈmoʊ tu ˈproʊ priˌoʊ/
noun, Latin.
1.
any of certain documents issued by the pope without counsel from others.
Origin of motu proprio
literally, of one's own accord

proprio motu

[praw-pri-oh moh-too; English proh-pree-oh moh-too] /ˈprɔ prɪˌoʊ ˈmoʊ tu; English ˈproʊ priˌoʊ ˈmoʊ tu/
adverb, Latin.
1.
by one's own volition; on one's own initiative.
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motu

/məʊˈtuː/
noun
1.
(Hinglish, derogatory) a fat man or boy
Word Origin
C21: Hindi

Motu

/ˈməʊtuː/
noun
1.
(pl) -tu, -tus. a member of an aboriginal people of S Papua
2.
the language of this people, belonging to the Malayo-Polynesian family
3.
Also called Hiri Motu, (esp formerly) Police Motu. a pidgin version of this language, widely used in Papua-New Guinea Compare Neo-Melanesian

motu proprio

/ˈməʊtuː ˈprəʊprɪˌəʊ/
noun
1.
an administrative papal bull
Word Origin
Latin: of his own accord
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