Definition of "prelate" [prel•ate]

  • (noun) A high-ranking member of the clergy, especially a bishop.

Use "prelate" in a sentence

  • "Tonsures and minor orders (the officiating prelate is H.E. Msgr. Basil Meeking, Bishop emeritus of Christchurch, New Zealand):"
  • "Another Latin American prelate makes clear what happens to pro-abortion politicians"
  • "The plump shadowed face and sullen oval jowl recalled a prelate, patron of arts in the middle ages."

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