prelature

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noun prel·a·ture \ˈpre-lə-ˌchu̇r, -chər, -ˌtyu̇r, -ˌtu̇r\

Definition of prelature

  1. 1 :  prelacy 1

  2. 2 :  a body of prelates

1607

First Known Use of prelature

1607

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