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ecclesiastical states

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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. the territory formerly subject to the Pope of Rome as its temporal ruler; -- called also States of the Church.

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Examples

  • By the partition compacts with Prussia and Bavaria in 1802 and by the Imperial Delegates Enactment of 1803, he secularized such ecclesiastical states as still existed, and in 1805-06 he abolished the rest of the decadent petty principalities in the south, including the domains of the free knights of the empire and of the free cities.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 6: Fathers of the Church-Gregory XI

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