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abbot nullius

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Partly translated from New Latin abbas nullius, short for abbas nullius dioecesis (abbot of no diocese).[1]

PronunciationEdit

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈæ.bət.nʊˈli.əs/

NounEdit

abbot nullius (uncountable)

  1. An abbot who is exempt from diocesan control, and acts with papal authority.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Philip Babcock Gove (editor), Webster's Third International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged (G. & C. Merriam Co., 1976 [1909], ISBN 0-87779-101-5)