- an ecclesiastic of a high order, as an archbishop, bishop, etc.; a church dignitary.
Origin of prelate
Related Words for prelatebishop, dignitary, cardinal, abbot, ecclesiastic, hierarch, archbishop, abbess
Examples from the Web for prelate
Contemporary Examples of prelate
It is the first time a prelate has ever been known to be arrested inside Vatican City.Did the Vatican Arrest an Abuser to Protect Him?
Barbie Latza Nadeau
September 24, 2014
Historical Examples of prelate
It needed but that to add fresh fuel to the fiery mood of the prelate.The White Company
Arthur Conan Doyle
But the prelate had kept counsel, and meant to keep it; and he looked away again.
It certainly was a pretty situation, as the prelate remarked.
"A more sensible thought than the other," observed the prelate.
"No, no, you are not losing your time," replied the prelate.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
- a Church dignitary of high rank, such as a cardinal, bishop, or abbot