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motu proprio

[moh-too proh-pree-oh]
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noun Latin.
  1. any of certain documents issued by the pope without counsel from others.
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Origin of motu proprio

literally, of one's own accord
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British Dictionary definitions for motu proprio

motu proprio

  1. an administrative papal bull
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Word Origin

Latin: of his own accord
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