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  1. Roman Catholic Church. (formerly) a province in which the faithful of an Eastern rite were under the rule of a prelate of their rite who had no territorial jurisdiction.

Origin of ordinariate

ordinary (noun) + -ate1

Words Nearby ordinariate

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How to use ordinariate in a sentence

  • What magnificent men these priests of St. Stephen's and the ordinariate!

    The Greater Love | George T. McCarthy