prelateship

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From prelate +‎ -ship. Compare prelacy.

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Noun[edit]

prelateship (countable and uncountable, plural prelateships)

  1. The rank or office of prelate. [from 16th c.]
    • 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, II.8:
      Heliodorus that good Bishop of Tricea, loved rather to lose the dignity, profit and devotion of so venerable a Prelateship, than to for-goe his daughter [].