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prelatism

[prel-uh-tiz-uh m] /ˈprɛl əˌtɪz əm/
noun
1.
prelacy; episcopacy.
Origin of prelatism
1605-1615
First recorded in 1605-15; prelate + -ism
Related forms
prelatist, noun
antiprelatism, noun
antiprelatist, noun, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for prelatism

prelatism

/ˈprɛləˌtɪzəm/
noun
1.
government of the Church by prelates; episcopacy
Derived Forms
prelatist, noun
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