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motu proprio

[ moh-too -proh-pree-oh ]
/ ˈmoʊ tu ˈproʊ priˌoʊ /
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noun Latin.
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
/ (ˈməʊtuː ˈprəʊprɪˌəʊ) /

noun
an administrative papal bull

Word Origin for motu proprio

Latin: of his own accord
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