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Definition of "peritus" []

  • A Catholic theological expert and consultant who gives advice at an ecumenical council of the church (noun)

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Use "peritus" in a sentence
  • "It is an art, please note, closely related to ethics, for those same theorists described the truly successful orator as vir bonus dicendi peritus -- a good man, skilled in public speaking."
  • "Ah, yes, BadReligion transmogrified as theological peritus."
  • "Ratzinger, was a liberal peritus and a close associate of Rahner."
  • "Appointed a peritus, or theological adviser, at the council, Murphy contrived to have his observations published as a "Letter From Vatican City" in The New Yorker."