reserved cases


Certain sins, power to absolve from which is reserved by the superior to himself and not imparted to inferiors, who have ordinary or delegated jurisdiction over other sins. Papal cases are reserved to the Pope, episcopal cases to the bishop, the reserved cases of regulars to the prelates of the order.

MLA Citation

  • Father James J McGovern. “reserved cases”. Catholic Pocket Dictionary, 1906. CatholicSaints.Info. 5 November 2019. Web. 2 March 2021. <>