Prelate

Definition of Prelate

Prel´ate
n.1.A clergyman of a superior order, as an archbishop or a bishop, having authority over the lower clergy; a dignitary of the church.
Hear him but reason in divinity, . . .
You would desire the king were made a prelate.
- Shak.
v. i.1.To act as a prelate.
Right prelating is busy laboring, and not lording.
- Latimer.

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Grand Penitentiary, Holy Father, abuna, antipope, archbishop, archdeacon, archpriest, bishop, bishop coadjutor, canon, cardinal, cardinal bishop, cardinal deacon, cardinal priest, chaplain, coadjutor, curate, dean, diocesan, ecclesiarch, exarch, hierarch, high priest, metropolitan, papa, patriarch, penitentiary, pontiff, pope, prebendary, primate, rector, rural dean, subdean, suffragan, vicar
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