prelateship

prelateship

(ˈprɛlətʃɪp)
n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) the rank of a prelate
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it happens that Jupiter -- that is one of their sons or subjects more clever and more daring than the others -- rises up against a wicked father, takes him to the king, the pope, or some other superior, cuts him off from his power, and fights against him so long that he deposes him from kingship, prelateship, office, or judgeship, saying the words of Isaias 14:12, "How are you fallen from heaven, Lucifer, who rose in the morning?