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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A high ranking member of the clergy with authority over other clergy.

Usage examples (34)
  • As a prelate of the church, the bishop wields much influency over church policy.
  • Another Latin American prelate makes clear what happens to pro-abortion politicians
  • Tonsures and minor orders (the officiating prelate is H.E. Msgr. Basil Meeking, Bishop emeritus of Christchurch, New Zealand):
  • As always happens, however, the prelate was the only victim. for more
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