motu proprio

[moh-too proh-pree-oh]

noun Latin.

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

Origin of motu proprio

literally, of one's own accord Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for motu proprio

motu proprio


an administrative papal bull

Word Origin for motu proprio

Latin: of his own accord
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