Definition of Prelate

1. Noun. A senior clergyman and dignitary.




Definition of Prelate

1. n. A clergyman of a superior order, as an archbishop or a bishop, having authority over the lower clergy; a dignitary of the church.

2. v. i. To act as a prelate.

Definition of Prelate

1. Noun. A clergyman of high rank and authority, having jurisdiction over an area or a group of people; normally a bishop. ¹

2. Verb. (obsolete) To act as a prelate. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Prelate

1. a high-ranking clergyman [n -S] : PRELATIC [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Prelate

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prekindergarten
prekindergartener
prekindergarteners
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prekindergartner
prekindergartners
preknowledge
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prelate (current term)
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Literary usage of Prelate

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1. The Cambridge Modern History by Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1907)
"Meanwhile Martin Mar-prelate excited reprisals in the press. It was difficult for the Bishops and their friends to reply to the onslaughts of the Martin ..."

2. The Works of Tennyson by Alfred Tennyson Tennyson, Hallam Tennyson Tennyson (1905)
"Insolent personalities had defaced religious controversy earlier in the century; but the violent scurrility of the Mar-prelate tracts followed the worst ..."

3. The Parliamentary Debatesby Great Britain Parliament, Thomas Curson Hansard by Great Britain Parliament, Thomas Curson Hansard (1826)
"The right reverend prelate, while he deprecated any attacks on the motives ... The right reverend prelate charged them with a desire to overturn the church ..."

4. The Friend of Peace by Noah Worcester, Massachusetts Peace Society (1821)
"The Pope interceded for his liberty in a letter, wherein he styled the fighting prelate his «dearly beloved ton.' The King, by way of answer, ..."

5. Universal Pronouncing Dictionary of Biography and Mythology by Joseph Thomas (1901)
"Kennet, (WHITE,) an English prelate and author, born at Dover in 1660, was educated at ... DD, a Catholic prelate, born at Dublin in 1797, emigrated in ..."

6. English Constitutional History from the Teutonic Conquest to the Present Time by Thomas Pitt Taswell-Langmead (1905)
"Martin Mar- prelate pamphlets. ings," was sequestered from his see for five years, and only escaped deprivation by his death in 1583. ..."

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