prelacy

Part of speech: noun

PRELATESHIP.

Part of speech: noun

The system of church government by prelates.

Part of speech: noun

The dignity or function of a prelate.

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Usage examples "prelacy":

  1. He evidently meant, " No Prelacy, no despotism." - "Sketches of the Covenanters", J. C. McFeeters.
  2. My kith and kin had died at the stake, bearing testimony against popery and prelacy; had fought on those fields where Scotchmen charged in solid columns, singing psalms; and though I was wax at all other points, I was granite on " The Solemn League and Covenant." - "Half a Century", Jane Grey Cannon Swisshelm.
  3. Prelacy and Popery are both corrupt systems, though not equally. - "The Ordinance of Covenanting", John Cunningham.