prelacy

noun

prel·​a·​cy ˈpre-lə-sē How to pronounce prelacy (audio)
plural prelacies
1
: the office or dignity of a prelate
2
: episcopal church government

Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of prelacy was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Prelacy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prelacy. Accessed 26 Jan. 2023.

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