Definitions

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  • n. prelacy; episcopacy

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Prelacy; episcopacy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Prelacy; episcopacy.
  • n. The belief in and advocacy of episcopacy: usually in an invidious sense.

Etymologies

prelate +‎ -ism (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Whitehall, the Dagon of prelatism is once more enthroned throughout the land, the saints are dispersed and forsaken, and he himself, who had as he thought so signally borne his witness for God, sits blind and sad in his lonely house, "to visitants a gaze Or pitied object," with no hope left of high service to his country and no prospect but that of a

    Milton

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