- prelate nullius,
Origin of prelate
Examples from the Web for prelate
It is the first time a prelate has ever been known to be arrested inside Vatican City.
This prelate died in 1581, after having composed several works, which are mentioned by Nicholas Antonio.
There was hardly a prelate or royal chaplain in England who was not under ecclesiastical censure.Beacon Lights of History, Volume V|John Lord
Laud accordingly appeared at the window, and Strafford, as he passed, asked for the prelate's prayers and for his blessing.Charles I|Jacob Abbott
Word Origin for prelate
c.1200, from Old French prelat (Modern French prélate) and directly from Medieval Latin prelatus "clergyman of high rank," from Latin praelatus "one preferred," noun use of past participle of praeferre (see prefer), from prae "before" (see pre-) + latus "borne, carried" (see oblate (n.)).