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prelatism

[prel-uh-tiz-uh m]
noun
  1. prelacy; episcopacy.
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Origin of prelatism

First recorded in 1605–15; prelate + -ism
Related formsprel·a·tist, nounan·ti·prel·a·tism, nounan·ti·prel·a·tist, noun, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for prelatism

prelatism

noun
  1. government of the Church by prelates; episcopacy
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Derived Formsprelatist, noun
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