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prelate nullius

[ noo-lee-uhs ]
/ nʊˈli əs /
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noun, plural prelates nullius.Roman Catholic Church.
a prelate having independent jurisdiction over a district not under a diocesan bishop.
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Origin of prelate nullius

<New Latin or Medieval Latin nullīus dioecēsis of no diocese

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