prelacy

  • 1 Prelacy — Prel a*cy, n.; pl. {Prelacies}. [LL. praelatia. See {Prelate}; cf. {Prelaty}.] 1. The office or dignity of a prelate; church government by prelates. [1913 Webster] Prelacies may be termed the greater benefices. Ayliffe. [1913 Webster] 2. The… …

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  • 2 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 …

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  • 3 prelacy — noun (plural cies) Date: 14th century 1. the office or dignity of a prelate 2. episcopal church government …

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  • 4 prelacy — /prel euh see/, n., pl. prelacies. 1. the office or dignity of a prelate. 2. the order of prelates. 3. the body of prelates collectively. 4. Sometimes Disparaging. the system of church government by prelates. [1275 1325; ME prelacie < AF < ML… …

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  • 5 prelacy — noun a) the office of a prelate b) the prelature prelates considered as a group …

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

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  • 7 prelacy — episcopal church government Ecclesiastical Terms …

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  • 8 prelacy — prel·a·cy || prelÉ™sɪ n. office of bishop; system of rule by bishops, episcopacy …

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  • 9 prelacy — [ prɛləsi] noun (plural prelacies) the government of the Christian Church by prelates. ↘the office or rank of a prelate. Origin ME: from Anglo Norman Fr. prelacie, from med. L. prelatia, from praelatus (see prelate) …

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

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  • 11 prelacy — n 1. prelatism, episcopacy, hierarchy, hierocracy, hierarchism, clericalism, theocracy. 2. prelature, prelateship, episcopate, bishopric, archbishopric, cardinalship, pontificate, papacy, primacy; canonry, prebendary …

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  • 12 prelacy — prel·a·cy …

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  • 13 prelacy — prel•a•cy [[t]ˈprɛl ə si[/t]] n. pl. cies 1) rel the office or dignity of a prelate 2) rel the order of prelates 3) rel the body of prelates collectively 4) rel sts the system of church government by prelates …

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  • 14 prelacy — /ˈprɛləsi/ (say preluhsee) noun (plural prelacies) 1. the office or dignity of a prelate. 2. the order of prelates. 3. the body of prelates collectively. 4. (often derogatory) the system of church government by prelates. {Middle English prelacie …

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  • 15 prelacy — n. (pl. ies) 1 church government by prelates. 2 (prec. by the) prelates collectively. 3 the office or rank of prelate. Etymology: ME f. AF prelacie f. med.L prelatia (as PRELATE) …

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  • 16 Armenian Prelacy of Lebanon — The Armenian Prelacy of Lebanon is an independent church body running the religious and social affairs of the sizable Lebanese Armenian Orthodox population in Lebanon. It is headquartered in Beirut, Lebanon with additional offices established in… …

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  • 17 Prelacies — Prelacy Prel a*cy, n.; pl. {Prelacies}. [LL. praelatia. See {Prelate}; cf. {Prelaty}.] 1. The office or dignity of a prelate; church government by prelates. [1913 Webster] Prelacies may be termed the greater benefices. Ayliffe. [1913 Webster] 2.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 18 Cathedral of the Forty Martyrs (Aleppo) — For other uses, see Holy Forty Martyrs Church. Saint Forty Martyrs Cathedral Սրբոց Քառասնից Մանկանց Մայր Եկեղեցի The belfry of the Forty Martyrs Cathedral …

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  • 19 Holy See of Cilicia — The Holy See of Cilicia (also known as the Catholicossate of the Great House of Cilicia ( hy. Կաթողիկոսութիւն Հայոց Մեծի Տանն Կիլիկիոյ ) is one of two sees of the Armenian Apostolic Church. Since 1930, it is headquartered in Antelias, Lebanon.… …

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  • 20 Armenian Apostolic Church — One Holy Universal Apostolic Orthodox Armenian Church Official standard of the Catholicos of All Armenians of the Armenian Apostolic Church. Founder The Apostles Bartholomew and Thaddeus …

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