motu proprio

[ moh-too proh-pree-oh ]
/ ˈmoʊ tu ˈproʊ priˌoʊ /

noun Latin.

any of certain documents issued by the pope without counsel from others.

Words nearby motu proprio

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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