Definitions for encyclical letter
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encyclical, encyclical letter(noun)
a letter from the pope sent to all Roman Catholic bishops throughout the world
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a letter addressed by the Pope to the bishops of the Church, condemnatory of prevailing errors or counselling them how to act in connection with public questions of the day.
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