What does the word prelate mean?

    Part of speech: noun


Usage examples for 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 by 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 by 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 by Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton