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VETO, ROYAL

The right claimed by some rulers to reject nominees to Catholic episcopal sees that were not acdeptable to the civil government. While the Holy See has never recognized the right on principle, it has more than once permitted the exercise of the veto in order to avoid greater evil.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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