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Prelacy  n.  (pl. prelacies)  
The office or dignity of a prelate; church government by prelates. "Prelacies may be termed the greater benefices."
The order of prelates, taken collectively; the body of ecclesiastical dignitaries. "Divers of the reverend prelacy, and other most judicious men."

Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48

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"Prelacy" Quotes from Famous Books

... settle himself suitably without being accused of extravagance. The loftiness of the rooms, the paneling, of which nothing survived but the frames, the decoration of the ceilings, all displayed the dignity which the prelacy stamped on whatever it attempted or created, and which artists discern to this day in the smallest relic that remains, though it be but a book, a dress, the panel of a bookcase, ...
— The Commission in Lunacy • Honore de Balzac

Words linked to "Prelacy" :   position, prelature, billet, clergy, spot, place, berth, post, situation

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