domestic prelate

noun

: a priest having permanent honorary membership in the papal household

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Among the special recognitions Lennon received were being named as a domestic prelate in April 1998, and his installation as a Knight of Malta and as a Knight of the Holy Sepulchre in June 2001. Cliff Pinckard, cleveland, 30 Oct. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1929, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of domestic prelate was in 1929

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Cite this Entry

“Domestic prelate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/domestic%20prelate. Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

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