prelature

[ prel-uh-cher, -choor ]
/ ˈprɛl ə tʃər, -ˌtʃʊər /

noun

the office of a prelate.
the order of prelates.
prelates collectively.

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Origin of prelature

From the Medieval Latin word praelātūra, dating back to 1600–10. See prelate, -ure
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