Prelate synonyms

prĕl'ĭt
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(--- Mormon Ch.) A lay church officer who presides over a ward
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(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.
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(By extension) The head of any religion.
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A high officer of state appointed to head an executive or administrative department of government.
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In the early Christian church, a presbyter, or elder
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A female superior or governess of a nunnery, or convent of nuns, having the same authority over the nuns which the abbots have over the monks. [First attested around 1150 to 1350]
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A layman who received the abbey's revenues, after the closing of the monasteries.
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In the Roman Catholic Church and other churches, a senior bishop who is in charge of an archdiocese, and presides over a group of dioceses called a province.
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An important or influential person, or one of high rank or position
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One who adheres to a church-based philosophy.
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One who occupies a position of authority in a religious hierarchy.
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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.
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Jesus Christ.
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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.
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