Definition of Prelacy

1. Noun. Prelates collectively.

Exact synonyms: Prelature
Generic synonyms: Clergy



2. Noun. The office or station of a prelate.
Exact synonyms: Prelature
Generic synonyms: Berth, Billet, Office, Place, Position, Post, Situation, Spot

Definition of Prelacy

1. n. The office or dignity of a prelate; church government by prelates.

Definition of Prelacy

1. Noun. the office of a prelate ¹

2. Noun. the prelature - prelates considered as a group ¹

3. Noun. a church government or organisation administered by prelates ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Prelacy

1. the office of a prelate [n -CIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Prelacy

prejudicial
prejudicially
prejudicialness
prejudicing
prejudicious
prejump
prekindergarten
prekindergartener
prekindergarteners
prekindergartens
prekindergartner
prekindergartners
preknowledge
prelabour
prelacies
prelacy (current term)
prelal
prelanding
prelapsarian
prelate
prelated
prelateity
prelates
prelateship
prelateships
prelatess
prelatesses
prelatial
prelatic
prelatical

Literary usage of Prelacy

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero, Ernest Alfred Benians (1904)
"Every student of the Canon Law knew the doctrine that the prelacy of Bishops is founded, not on divine command, but on a "custom of the Church. ..."

2. The Works of that Learned and Judicious Divine, Mr. Richard Hooker: With an by Richard Hooker, Izaak Walton (1865)
"prelacy, an integral Part of the British Constitution. BOOK vn. if nobility do chance to flourish, they are both an ornament and a stay to the commonwealth ..."

3. Complete Works of Rev. Thomas Smyth, D. D. by Thomas Smyth (1908)
"prelacy. Is this doctrine of apostolical succession true, ... then is the prelacy still schismatic in its treatment of other christian communions, that is, ..."

4. Complete Works of Rev. Thomas Smyth, D. D. by Thomas Smyth (1908)
"prelacy. Is this doctrine of apostolical succession true, ... then is the prelacy still schismatic in its treatment of other christian communions, that is, ..."

5. Letters Concerning the Constitution and Order of the Christian Ministry by Samuel Miller (1830)
"Bowden represents Presbyterians as believing that prelacy was suddenly and ... Presbyterians believe and affirm, with Jerome, that prelacy arose " by little ..."

6. Letters Concerning the Constitution and Order of the Christian Ministry by Samuel Miller (1830)
"RISE AND PROGRESS OF PRELAcY. CHRISTIAN BRETHREN, DR. ... Presbyterians believe and affirm, with Jerome, that prelacy arose " by little and little. ..."

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