(--- 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.
A high officer of state appointed to head an executive or administrative department of government.
In the early Christian church, a presbyter, or elder
One who occupies a position of authority in a religious hierarchy.
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.
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