from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A titular bishop who administers a region that is not yet a diocese as a representative of the Holy See.
- noun A titular bishop appointed to administer to a vacant see in which the succession of bishops has been interrupted.
- noun A bishop or an archbishop formerly delegated by the pope to act in his stead in a particular region.
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- noun A
Roman Catholicwith the title of bishopwho administers a region that is not (yet) a diocese, especially in a missionaryposition
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- noun a titular Roman Catholic bishop in a non-Catholic area
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