prelature

noun
prel·​a·​ture | \ ˈpre-lə-ˌchu̇r How to pronounce prelature (audio) , -chər, -ˌtyu̇r, -ˌtu̇r\

Definition of prelature

2 : a body of prelates

First Known Use of prelature

1607, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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