from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A public proclamation or summons.
- noun Specifically, in the Roman Catholic Church, the public confirmation by the Pope of the decision of the College of Cardinals to appoint a given ecclesiastic to a specified church dignity.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun A publishing by proclamation; a public proclamation.
- noun (Eccl.) A formal approbation by the pope of a person nominated to an ecclesiastical dignity.
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- noun A
publishingby proclamation; a public proclamation.
- noun A
formal approbationby the popeof a person nominatedto an ecclesiastical dignity.
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Cumberland District Indian Missions, in 1903, to his appointment as director of Duck Lake Indian Industrial school, and, in 1910, to his preconization as titular Bishop of Berenice and Vicar Apostolic of
This preconization is preceded by an informative process, which according to the present discipline is raised by the Consistorial
George Michael Wittmann, who was named successor to the latter, died before his preconization (1833).
Archbishop of Rossano, but later acquiesced in his preconization as
His chapter has three orders like those of the College of Cardinals; he himself is always made a cardinal at the first consistory after his preconization and he uses a tiara (without the keys) over his arms, but he has no more than metropolitical jurisdiction over seven suffragans.
Between several titulars of the same see but of different rites the order is that of the date of their preconization.
Under the old regime the nominated person himself applied for canonical institution; the superior made inquiry as to the applicant and, unless the inquiry disclosed unworthiness or unfitness, granted canonical institution according to the customary forms – most often by consistorial preconization.
Apostolicæ Sedis ", 1910, 580) the date of the anniversary of the election of a bishop is no longer that of his preconization in the consistory, but that of the decree or letter by which he is appointed.