from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The office or station of a prelate.
  • n. Prelates considered as a group. Also called prelature.
  • n. Church government administrated by prelates.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. the office of a prelate
  • n. the prelature - prelates considered as a group
  • n. a church government or organisation administered by prelates

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The office or dignity of a prelate; church government by prelates.
  • n. The order of prelates, taken collectively; the body of ecclesiastical dignitaries.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The dignity or office of a prelate.
  • n. The system of church government by prelates, as distinguished from one in which all the clergy are on an equality.
  • n. The order or rank of prelates; the body of prelates taken collectively.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the office or station of a prelate
  • n. prelates collectively


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