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noun as in diocese

noun as in ministry

noun as in primacy

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In ancient Anahuac the prelacy was as systematic and its rules as well defined, as in the Church of Rome.

Prelacy and Popery are both corrupt systems, though not equally.

Prel′atism, Prel′ature, prelacy: the time during which a prelate exercises authority; Prel′atist, an upholder of prelacy.

The very Highlanders whom he now summoned to extirpate Prelacy he had a few years before summoned to defend it.

They were, with few exceptions, hostile to Prelacy; and they showed their hostility in a way very little to their honour.


On this page you'll find 41 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to prelacy, such as: priesthood, cardinalate, clerics, conclave, ecclesiastics, and pastorate.

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