domestic prelate

noun Roman Catholic Church.

an honorary distinction conferred by the Holy See upon clergy, entitling them to some of the privileges of a bishop.

Nearby words

  1. domestic animal,
  2. domestic commerce,
  3. domestic court,
  4. domestic fowl,
  5. domestic partner,
  6. domestic science,
  7. domestic system,
  8. domestic violence,
  9. domestic-relations court,
  10. domesticate

Origin of domestic prelate

First recorded in 1925–30 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019