abbot nullius

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈæ.bət.nʊˈli.əs/

Noun[edit]

abbot nullius (uncountable)

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

References[edit]

  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)