prelate

Part of speech: noun

PRELATESHIP.

Part of speech: noun

One of a higher order of clergy, as a bishop.

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Usage examples "prelate":

  1. The somewhat gaudy- looking gentlemen who stepped after the pious prelate and peer wore the stars and garters of foreign courts, and were evidently embassadors extraordinary to that of her midnight majesty. - "The Midnight Queen", May Agnes Fleming.
  2. The latter had only visited the bishop's palace once since the prelate had taken Gabriel de Rastignac as secretary. - "The Village Rector", Honore de Balzac.
  3. Many, again, who dreaded the Deists, but were disturbed by their arguments, were wisely anxious to see what was advanced against them by the distinguished prelate who had been said to agree with them in some of their leading principles. - "The English Church in the Eighteenth Century", Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton.