prelatism

[ prel-uh-tiz-uhm ]
/ ˈprɛl əˌtɪz əm /

noun

prelacy; episcopacy.

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Origin of prelatism

First recorded in 1605–15; prelate + -ism

OTHER WORDS FROM prelatism

prel·a·tist, nounan·ti·prel·a·tism, nounan·ti·prel·a·tist, noun, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for prelatism

prelatism
/ (ˈprɛləˌtɪzəm) /

noun

government of the Church by prelates; episcopacy

Derived forms of prelatism

prelatist, noun
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