from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See prelacy.
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- n. prelates in general
- n. the office of a prelate
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The state or dignity of a prelate; prelacy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state, dignity, or office of a prelate; also, the period during which the functions of a prelate are exercised.
- n. Prelacy; the order of prelates.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. prelates collectively
- n. the office or station of a prelate
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A personal prelature is a canonical structure that was proposed by the Second Vatican Council decree Presbyterorum Ordinis.
A personal prelature is something like a global diocese without boundaries, headed by its own bishop and with its own membership and clergy.
Archbishop Gomez is the nation's only bishop who is a member of the Opus Dei religious prelature, which is an influential Catholic canonical structure made famous by the movie "The DaVinci Code," though the portrayal was widely criticized as wildly inaccurate.
Since then, Prince has converted to Roman Catholicism - and may be a member or associate of Opus Dei, a very conservative cult now described as a prelature that is a strong ally of the current pope, Benedict XVI, who - when he was a Cardinal - paved the way for the beatification and canonization of the cult's founder, St. Josemaria Escriva by his predecessor, Pope John Paul II.
And then recently, he's said "prelature", although not qualified by 'personal' and in the context of a choice between two options neither of which was an a.a.
A remote possibility is that, by "prelature", Fellay meant a territorial prelature rather than a personal one.
Pope 'wants personal prelature' for ex-Anglicans - ...
In 1978, he was ordained a priest of the Opus Dei prelature.
This institution is not a religious order but a personal prelature whose members are predominantly laypeople.
He was of handsome person and engaging manners and, soon after his ordination, attracted the notice of Pius VII, who was visiting the Accademia, and by him was raised to the prelature as cameriere segreto.
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