prelaty


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prelaty

(ˈprɛlətɪ)
n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) a variant form of prelacy
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In his fourth antiprelatical treatise, The Reason of Church-Government Urg'd against Prelaty, Milton elaborates upon this earlier description of the prelacy debates.
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.