Talk:Motu proprio

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Is it moto or motu? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 194.125.94.59 (talkcontribs)

It is motu. See [1]. -- Cat Whisperer 19:24, 24 December 2006 (UTC)
Motus is a fourth declension noun, so its ablative ends in "u". It is derived from the fourth principal part of the verb moveo, movere, movi, motus. Sometimes the fourth principle part (which is first/second declension) can be converted to a fourth-declension noun to represent an abstract action. Thus the verb moveo means "I am setting something in motion", while motus as a fourth-declension noun refers to motion in the abstract. — Lawrence King (talk) 02:30, 8 July 2007 (UTC)

very similar to the article of the Catholic Encyclopedia[edit]

http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/10602a.htm

seems to be a copyright violation...

Torzsmokus 20:06, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

That edition of the Catholic Encyclopedia is in the public domain, so there is no copyright violation. There are actually many more articles that are virtually identical to the Catholic Encyclopedia article (e.g., Corpus Juris Canonici or Validation of Marriage), which is a problem because that edition is almost 100 years out of date. -- Cat Whisperer 20:31, 1 January 2007 (UTC)