Definition of Prelacies
1. prelacy [n] - See also: prelacy
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Prelacies
Literary usage of Prelacies
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Reign of William Rufus and the Accession of Henry the First by Edward Augustus Freeman (1882)
"He is not charged with to prelacies, keeping ecclesiastical benefices vacant in order that he might enjoy their revenues. He found two great abbeys vacant, ..."
2. Ingulph's Chronicle of the Abbey of Croyland: With the Continuations by by Ingulph, Peter (1893)
"... baronies, bishoprics, and prelacies of all the land, and would hardly allow any Englishman to attain any honorable position, or to hold an office that ..."
3. An Apologetical Narration of the State and Government of the Kirk of by William Scot, John Forbes (1846)
"A paction was made betwixt the Lords which had the Kirk rents and the Bishops, That the Bishop should consent to the erection of a number of other prelacies ..."