prelate nullius

[ 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.

Nearby words

  1. prejudiced,
  2. prejudicial,
  3. prelacy,
  4. prelapsarian,
  5. prelate,
  6. prelatic,
  7. prelatism,
  8. prelature,
  9. prelaunch,
  10. prelease

Origin of prelate nullius

< New Latin or Medieval Latin nullīus dioecēsis of no diocese

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