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Meaning of PRELACY

Pronunciation:  'prelusee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the office or station of a prelate
  2. [n]  prelates collectively
 

PRELACY is a 7 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: prelature, prelature
 
 See Also: berth, clergy, office, place, position, post, situation, spot

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Prel"a*cy\, n.; pl. {Prelacies}. [LL. praelatia. See
{Prelate}; cf. {Prelaty}.]
1. The office or dignity of a prelate; church government by
   prelates.

         Prelacies may be termed the greater benefices.
                                               --Ayliffe.

2. The order of prelates, taken collectively; the body of
   ecclesiastical dignitaries. ``Divers of the reverend
   prelacy, and other most judicious men.'' --Hooker.

 

 

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