Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who supports or advocates prelacy, or the government of the church by prelates.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who supports of advocates prelacy, or the government of the church by prelates; hence, a high-churchman.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An advocate of prelacy, or of the government of the church by bishops; an episcopalian.

Etymologies

prelate +‎ -ist (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • a renewal of what Mr. Elmwood called the prelatist assembly impossible, and with a good deal of sorrow he announced the fact on the next market day to Mr.. Lightfoot.

    Under the Storm

  • His prejudices, indeed, were easily enlisted on her side, and it was no difficult matter to make him regard with horror the prospect of a union betwixt the daughter of a God-fearing, professing, and Presbyterian family of distinction and the heir of a bloodthirsty prelatist and persecutor, the hands of whose fathers had been dyed to the wrists in the blood of

    The Bride of Lammermoor

  • He is a prelatist, who has sought the camp under the disguise of an

    Old Mortality

  • Even that stout anti-prelatist, the American consul, who has left his house and fortune in America in order to witness the coming of the

    Notes of a Journey From Cornhill to Grand Cairo

  • He was knighted at Lonon court, wi’ the King’s ain sword; and being a redhot prelatist, he came down here, rampauging like a lion, with commissions of lieutenancy (and of lunacy, for what I ken), to put down a’ the Whigs and Covenanters in the country.

    Wandering Willie’s Tale

  • He was knighted at Lonon Court, wi’ the king’s ain sword; and being a red-hot prelatist, he came down here, rampauging like a lion, with commissions of lieutenancy (and of lunacy, for what I ken), to put down a’ the Whigs and Covenanters in the country.

    Wandering Willie’s Tale

  • I am sure if ye were sae disposed as to take amends on him, naebody could say it was wrang, for your father's blood is beneath his nails --- and besides, there's naebody else left that was concerned to take amends upon, and he's a prelatist and a jacobite into the bargain --- I can tell ye the country folk look for something atween ye. ''

    The Black Dwarf

  • He was knighted at Lonon Court, wi 'the king's ain sword; and being a red-hot prelatist, he came down here, rampauging like a lion, with commission of lieutenancy (and of lunacy, for what I ken), to put down a' the Whigs and Covenanters in the country.

    Stories by English Authors: Scotland (Selected by Scribners)

  • ` ` Tobit! '' exclaimed Gilfillan, with great heat; ` ` Tobit and his dog baith are altogether heathenish and apocryphal, and none but a prelatist or a papist would draw them into question.

    The Waverley

  • Happy were those who were next the door; and many were the disasters that befell hats, bands, cuffs, and wigs, before they could get out of the church, where they left the obstinate prelatist to settle matters with the witch and her admirer, at his own peril or pleasure. ''

    The Waverley

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