noun, plural prel·a·cies.
Origin of prelacy
Related Words for prelacydomination, district, priesthood, clergy, clergymen, vicarage, command, authority, power, bishopric, jurisdiction, see, benefice, episcopate, conclave, cardinalate, pastorate, rabbinate, clericals
Examples from the Web for prelacy
Historical Examples of prelacy
Prelacy, he knew, was but the King's choice for the nation: Presbytery was the nation's choice for itself.Andrew Melville
Nobody could deny that prelacy was established by Act of Parliament.The History of England from the Accession of James II.
Thomas Babington Macaulay
(prelacy beginning to advance in Scotland) he was, upon the 13th of October 1660.Biographia Scoticana (Scots Worthies)
Prelacy and Popery are both corrupt systems, though not equally.The Ordinance of Covenanting
This was for writing against Prelacy, not against Christianity.Biographia Epistolaris Volume 2
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
noun plural -cies
- the office or status of a prelate
- prelates collectively