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n. pl. prel·a·cies
a. The office or station of a prelate.
b. Prelates considered as a group. Also called prelature.
2. Church government administrated by prelates.


(ˈprɛləsɪ) or


n, pl -cies
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms)
a. the office or status of a prelate
b. prelates collectively
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) often derogatory Also called: prelatism government of the Church by prelates


(ˈprɛl ə si)

n., pl. -cies.
1. the office or dignity of a prelate.
2. the order of prelates.
3. the body of prelates collectively.
4. the system of church government by prelates.


 body of prelates or bishops, collectively, 1300.
Example: the prelacy of the Lord, 1494.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.prelacy - prelates collectively
clergy - in Christianity, clergymen collectively (as distinguished from the laity)
2.prelacy - the office or station of a prelate
berth, billet, post, situation, position, office, place, spot - a job in an organization; "he occupied a post in the treasury"


n (= office)Prälatur f; (= bishops etc)geistliche Würdenträger pl; (= system)Kirchenhierarchie f
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