noun, plural prel·a·cies.
- prelate nullius,
Origin of prelacy
Examples from the Web for prelacy
He grasped at the prerogative; and to establish absolute power, prelacy, superstition and Arminianism seemed his principal aim.Biographia Scoticana (Scots Worthies)|John Howie
Our mountain of prelacy hath all these three bad qualities: 1.
This was for writing against Prelacy, not against Christianity.Biographia Epistolaris Volume 2|Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Nobody more fascinating and decorative could be found among the whole Roman prelacy.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete|Emile Zola
With the pride and avarice of prelacy he was totally unacquainted.
noun plural -cies
- the office or status of a prelate
- prelates collectively