prefecture apostolic


noun, plural prefectures apostolic. Roman Catholic Church.

a territory in the early stage of missionary development.

Nearby words

  1. prefect,
  2. prefect apostolic,
  3. prefectorial,
  4. prefectural,
  5. prefecture,
  6. prefer,
  7. preferable,
  8. preferably,
  9. preference,
  10. preference share

Origin of prefecture apostolic

First recorded in 1910–15

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