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Prelate

Prelate. A church official of high rank. In the Church of England the term is used only of bishops. In the Roman Catholic Church it is also applied to a variety of officers attached to the Roman curia. The evident delight of such dignitaries in hierarchy, authority, and self-adornment led to the adjective ‘prelatical’, a style which many bishops now try to avoid, not all with equal success.

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prelate

prelate a bishop or other high ecclesiastical dignitary. Recorded from Middle English, the word comes, via Old French, from medieval Latin praelatus ‘civil dignitary’, and ultimately from Latin praeferre ‘carry before’, also ‘place before in esteem’.

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prelate XIII. — (O)F. prélat — L. prælātus, (eccl.) sb. use of pp. corr. to præferre PREFER; see -ATE1.
So prelacy † office of a prelate; government by prelates. XIV. — AN. prelacie — medL. prælātia. Hence prelatic(al) XVII.

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prel·ate / ˈprelət/ • n. formal or hist. a bishop or other high ecclesiastical dignitary. DERIVATIVES: pre·lat·ic / priˈlatik/ adj. pre·lat·i·cal / priˈlatikəl/ adj.

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