prelate nullius

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prelate nul·li·us

 (no͞o-lē′əs)
n. pl. prelates nullius Roman Catholic Church
A prelate, usually a titular bishop, who has jurisdiction over a territory not in a diocese but subject directly to the Holy See.

[prelate + New Latin nullīus (dioecēsis), of no (diocese) (from Latin, genitive sing. of nullus, none).]