Prelate

  • 1 Prelate — • The holder of a prelature Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Prelate     Prelate     † Cat …

    Catholic encyclopedia

  • 2 Prelate — Prel ate (?; 48), n. [F. pr[ e]lat, LL. praelatus, fr. L. praelatus, used as p. p. of praeferre to prefer, but from a different root. See {Elate}.] A clergyman of a superior order, as an archbishop or a bishop, having authority over the lower… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Prelate — Prel ate, v. i. To act as a prelate. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Right prelating is busy laboring, and not lording. Latimer. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 prélaté — prélaté, ée (entrée créée par le supplément) (pré la té, tée) adj. Qui est couvert ou garni de prélat ou prélart. En aval de Thermonde, sur le bas Escaut, il [le bateau] doit être couvert en bois ou prélaté, Extrait des conditions générales des… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 5 prelate — [prel′it] n. [ME prelat < OFr < LL(Ec) praelatus, prelate, orig., ruler < pp. of L praeferre, to place before, PREFER] a high ranking ecclesiastic, as a bishop prelateship n. prelatic [prē lat′ik, prilat′ik] adj …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 prelate — c.1200, from M.L. prelatus clergyman of high rank, from L. prelatus one preferred, from praelatus, serving as pp. of praeferre (see PREFER (Cf. prefer)), from prae before + latus borne, carried (see OBLATE (Cf. oblate …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 prelate — ► NOUN formal or historical ▪ a bishop or other high ecclesiastical dignitary. ORIGIN Latin praelatus civil dignitary …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 Prelate — A prelate is a high ranking member of the clergy who either is an ordinary or ranks in precedence with ordinaries. The word derives from Latin prælatus , the past participle of præferre , literally, carry before, or to be set above, or over, or… …

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  • 9 prelate — UK [ˈprelət] / US noun [countable] Word forms prelate : singular prelate plural prelates an official of high rank in the Christian Church such as a bishop or a cardinal …

    English dictionary

  • 10 prelate — prelateship, n. prelatic /pri lat ik/, adj. /prel it/, n. an ecclesiastic of a high order, as an archbishop, bishop, etc.; a church dignitary. [1175 1225; ME prelat < ML praelatus a civil or ecclesiastical dignitary, n. use of L praelatus (ptp.… …

    Universalium

  • 11 prelate — noun /ˈprɛlət/ A clergyman of high rank and authority, having jurisdiction over an area or a group of people; normally a bishop. See Also: prelacy, prelatial, prelation, prelature, Personal Prelate, Opus Dei …

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  • 12 prelate — [[t]pre̱lɪt[/t]] prelates N COUNT A prelate is a member of the clergy holding a high rank, for example a bishop or an archbishop …

    English dictionary

  • 13 prelate — noun Etymology: Middle English prelat, from Anglo French, from Medieval Latin praelatus, literally, one receiving preferment, from Latin (past participle of praeferre to prefer), from prae + latus, past participle of ferre to carry more at… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 14 prelate — Synonyms and related words: Grand Penitentiary, Holy Father, abuna, antipope, archbishop, archdeacon, archpriest, bishop, bishop coadjutor, canon, cardinal, cardinal bishop, cardinal deacon, cardinal priest, chaplain, coadjutor, curate, dean,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 15 prelate — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. primate, bishop, cardinal. See clergy. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. bishop, cardinal, pope; see minister 1 , priest …

    English dictionary for students

  • 16 prelate — prel|ate [ˈprelıt] n [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: Medieval Latin praelatus someone preferred, someone given a job , from the past participle of Latin praeferre; PREFER] a ↑bishop, ↑cardinal, or other important priest in the Christian… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 prelate — prel|ate [ prelət ] noun count an official of high rank in the Christian church such as a bishop or a cardinal …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 prelate — bishop or abbot of superior rank Ecclesiastical Terms …

    Phrontistery dictionary

  • 19 prelate — sb. RG. 472 …

    Oldest English Words

  • 20 prelate — prel·ate || prelɪt n. bishop, priest of high position …

    English contemporary dictionary


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