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 (prĕl′ə-chər, -cho͝or′)


another name for prelacy1


(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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.prelature - prelates collectively
clergy - in Christianity, clergymen collectively (as distinguished from the laity)
2.prelature - 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"
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