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IN PARTIBUS INFIDELIUM
"In the regions of the infidels." A technical expression designating territories in which there are not now any residential episcopal sees. Used at one time to identify bishops who were not local ordinaries but to whom would be assigned a titular see in non_Christian lands.
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