prefect apostolic


noun, plural prefects apostolic. Roman Catholic Church.

the administrator, usually below the rank of bishop, in charge of a prefecture apostolic.

Nearby words

  1. prefabricated,
  2. prefabrication,
  3. preface,
  4. prefatory,
  5. prefect,
  6. prefectorial,
  7. prefectural,
  8. prefecture,
  9. prefecture apostolic,
  10. prefer

Origin of prefect apostolic

First recorded in 1905–10

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