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terna

[ ter-nuh, tur- ]

noun

, Roman Catholic Church.
  1. a list of three names submitted to the pope as recommended to fill a vacant bishopric or benefice.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of terna1

1880–85; short for New Latin terna nōmina three names together, feminine of ternus. See tern 2

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Example Sentences

And now had come a fateful moment in the history of Roma terna.

The monuments and trophies of genius are perishable, but the souls impression abides forever, forma mentis terna.

Terna, a kind of tax (not to be confounded with the Tertiae or the Trina Illatio), iii.

La ysla de catanduanes terna quatro mil hombres esta Repartida en quatro encomenderos.

Literally, "his eternal home," the domus terna of the early Christian tombs.

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