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prelate +‎ -ize


prelatize (third-person singular simple present prelatizes, present participle prelatizing, simple past and past participle prelatized)

  1. (intransitive) To uphold or encourage prelacy; to exercise prelatical functions.
    • Milton
      An episcopacy that began then to prelatize.
  2. (transitive) To bring under the influence of prelacy.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for prelatize in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)