domestic prelate


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Noun1.domestic prelate - (Roman Catholic Church) a priest who is an honorary member of the papal household
Church of Rome, Roman Catholic Church, Roman Church, Western Church, Roman Catholic - the Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy
priest - a clergyman in Christian churches who has the authority to perform or administer various religious rites; one of the Holy Orders
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Quebec City--Monsignors holding the rank of domestic prelate in the Quebec archdiocese have formally declared themselves ready to renounce their titles and special garb as inconsistent with the ideal of poverty.
In 1958, he was created a domestic prelate with the title Right Reverend Monsignor and was appointed as rector of the college.

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