prelatism


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prelatism

(ˈprɛləˌtɪzəm)
n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) government of the Church by prelates; episcopacy
ˈprelatist n
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We still have a huge instinctive fear of prelacy and prelatism. Our tradition is not merely concerned with the location of power but with the discernment of God's will.