prelaty


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prelaty

(ˈprɛlətɪ)
n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) a variant form of prelacy
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The antiprelatical tracts--which include Of Reformation (1641), Of Prelatical Episcopacy (1641), Animadversions (1641), and The Reason of Church Government Urged Against Prelaty (1641-42)--attack the residually-Catholic ceremonialism and episcopal hierarchy of the Stuart church under Archbishop Laud.
See the Second Book of The Reason of Church Government Urged Against Prelaty, Complete Prose Works of John Milton, 8 vols.