Prelatism Prel"a*tism, n. Prelacy; episcopacy. [1913 Webster]

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  • prelatism — noun ( s) Etymology: prelate + ism obsolete : episcopacy or adherence to it usually used disparagingly the councils … were foully corrupted with ungodly prelatism John Milton …   Useful english dictionary

  • prelatism — prelatist, n. /prel euh tiz euhm/, n. prelacy; episcopacy. [1605 15; PRELATE + ISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • prelatism — /ˈprɛlətɪzəm/ (say preluhtizuhm) noun prelacy or episcopacy. –prelatist, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • prelacy — (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Hierarchy] Syn. rank, episcopacy, prelatism; see ministry 2 . 2. [Episcopate] Syn. diocese, pontificate; see bishopric …   English dictionary for students

  • prelacy — n. 1. Office of prelate, prelateship, prelature, episcopal office. 2. Episcopacy, prelatism, hierarchy, hierarchism, hierocracy …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • prelacy — n 1. prelatism, episcopacy, hierarchy, hierocracy, hierarchism, clericalism, theocracy. 2. prelature, prelateship, episcopate, bishopric, archbishopric, cardinalship, pontificate, papacy, primacy; canonry, prebendary …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • sacerdotalism — n hierarchy, hierocracy, hierarchism; prelacy, prelatism, clericalism, episcopacy, papalism, papality, papacy, theocracy; Usu. Disparaging. priestcraft …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • prelacy — [prel′ətiz΄əmprel′ə sē] n. pl. prelacies [ME prelacie < ML(Ec) praelatia] 1. a) the office or rank of a prelate b) prelates collectively: also prelature [prel′əchoor΄, prel′əchər] 2. church government by prelates: often a hostile term: also …   English World dictionary

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