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British Dictionary definitions for marprelate

Marprelate

noun
  1. Martin, the pen name of the anonymous author or authors of a series of satirical Puritan tracts (1588–89), attacking the bishops of the Church of England
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Historical Examples

  • Here Nash takes his customary side in the Marprelate business.

    Elizabethan and Jacobean Pamphlets

    Various

  • That is Will; and Nash detains him for a moment just to listen to his last words on the Marprelate controversy.

    My Lady Nicotine

    J. M. Barrie

  • Finally, there was the Marprelate press, of which Robert Waldegrave was the chief printer.