[ noo-lee-uh s ]
/ nʊˈli əs /
noun, plural prelates nullius. Roman Catholic Church.
a prelate having independent jurisdiction over a district not under a diocesan bishop.
Origin of prelate nullius
< New Latin or Medieval Latin nullīus dioecēsis of no diocese
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019