(--- Mormon Ch.) A lay church officer who presides over a ward
(Roman Catholic Church) A high church official, ranking just below the pope, who has been appointed by a pope to membership in the College of Cardinals.
(By extension) The head of any religion.
One who occupies a position of authority in a religious hierarchy.
In the early Christian church, a presbyter, or elder
Used formerly as a title for a priest holding first rank among the members of a cathedral chapter, acting as chief assistant to a bishop.
The definition of a primate is the highest-ranking bishop of a province, or a mammal that normally has hands, hand-like feet and that may be a tree-dweller.
A high officer of state appointed to head an executive or administrative department of government.
Find another word for prelate. In this page you can discover 23 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for prelate, like: bishop, cardinal, pope, minister, abbess, archbishop, dignitary, ecclesiastic, hierarch, priest and archpriest.