Definitions

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  • n. An archbishop or other chief prelate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An archbishop or other chief prelate.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A chief prelate. Hooker.

Etymologies

arch- +‎ prelate (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • James is also a grateful person, and when he gets his hand in play, he may, if he be so minded, make this reverend gentleman archprelate of Canterbury, and Dr. Mixit chief physician to his household, and commit his royal beard to the care of my friend

    Rob Roy

  • Mauger, archprelate and spiritual chief, and the more so as the law was with him; but when I resolved to stay despite thy sentence which banished me, I resolved to aid thee; for if with Mauger was the dead law, with thee was the living cause of man.

    Harold : the Last of the Saxon Kings — Volume 02

  • The serge gowns came rustling round the archprelate for counsel or courage.

    Harold : the Last of the Saxon Kings — Volume 12

  • It was natural that I, priest and foreigner, should obey at first the orders of Mauger, archprelate and spiritual chief, and the more so as the law was with him; but when I resolved to stay despite thy sentence which banished me, I resolved to aid thee; for if with

    Harold : the Last of the Saxon Kings — Complete

  • Chief of the mitred saints, and from archprelate here,

    The Poems of Jonathan Swift, D.D., Volume 1

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