prefect apostolic

noun,plural prefects apostolic.Roman Catholic Church.
  1. the administrator, usually below the rank of bishop, in charge of a prefecture apostolic.

Origin of prefect apostolic

First recorded in 1905–10

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How to use prefect apostolic in a sentence

  • The result was that new arrangements had to be made and Father Tosi was made prefect apostolic in 1894.

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