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The New International Encyclopædia/Donoso, Justo

DONOSO, dō̇-nō′sō̇, Justo (1800-68). A Chilean bishop, born at Santiago. He became rector of the Seminario Conciliar in that city, and was subsequently appointed lecturer on theology and secretary of the theological faculty at the university, and judge of the ecclesiastical court. He was one of the founders of the Revista Católica, which was published for more than thirty years, and was distinguished for his versatility as a lecturer, author, and minister. He afterwards became Bishop of Ancud (1844-55) and Serena (1855-68). His publication entitled Instituciones de derecho canonico americano (1863) is regarded as a standard work.