Synonyms and related words:
Grand Penitentiary, Holy Father, abuna, antipope, archbishop, archdeacon, archpriest, bishop, bishop coadjutor, canon, cardinal, cardinal bishop, cardinal deacon, cardinal priest, chaplain, coadjutor, curate, dean, diocesan, ecclesiarch, exarch, hierarch, high priest, metropolitan, papa, patriarch, penitentiary, pontiff, pope, prebendary, primate, rector, rural dean, subdean, suffragan, vicar

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  • Prelate — • The holder of a prelature Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Prelate     Prelate     † Cat …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Prelate — Prel ate (?; 48), n. [F. pr[ e]lat, LL. praelatus, fr. L. praelatus, used as p. p. of praeferre to prefer, but from a different root. See {Elate}.] A clergyman of a superior order, as an archbishop or a bishop, having authority over the lower… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Prelate — Prel ate, v. i. To act as a prelate. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Right prelating is busy laboring, and not lording. Latimer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • prélaté — prélaté, ée (entrée créée par le supplément) (pré la té, tée) adj. Qui est couvert ou garni de prélat ou prélart. En aval de Thermonde, sur le bas Escaut, il [le bateau] doit être couvert en bois ou prélaté, Extrait des conditions générales des… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • prelate — [prel′it] n. [ME prelat < OFr < LL(Ec) praelatus, prelate, orig., ruler < pp. of L praeferre, to place before, PREFER] a high ranking ecclesiastic, as a bishop prelateship n. prelatic [prē lat′ik, prilat′ik] adj …   English World dictionary

  • prelate — c.1200, from M.L. prelatus clergyman of high rank, from L. prelatus one preferred, from praelatus, serving as pp. of praeferre (see PREFER (Cf. prefer)), from prae before + latus borne, carried (see OBLATE (Cf. oblate …   Etymology dictionary

  • prelate — ► NOUN formal or historical ▪ a bishop or other high ecclesiastical dignitary. ORIGIN Latin praelatus civil dignitary …   English terms dictionary

  • Prelate — A prelate is a high ranking member of the clergy who either is an ordinary or ranks in precedence with ordinaries. The word derives from Latin prælatus , the past participle of præferre , literally, carry before, or to be set above, or over, or… …   Wikipedia

  • prelate — UK [ˈprelət] / US noun [countable] Word forms prelate : singular prelate plural prelates an official of high rank in the Christian Church such as a bishop or a cardinal …   English dictionary

  • prelate — prelateship, n. prelatic /pri lat ik/, adj. /prel it/, n. an ecclesiastic of a high order, as an archbishop, bishop, etc.; a church dignitary. [1175 1225; ME prelat < ML praelatus a civil or ecclesiastical dignitary, n. use of L praelatus (ptp.… …   Universalium

  • prelate — noun /ˈprɛlət/ A clergyman of high rank and authority, having jurisdiction over an area or a group of people; normally a bishop. See Also: prelacy, prelatial, prelation, prelature, Personal Prelate, Opus Dei …   Wiktionary

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