• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Prelatic Of or pertaining to prelates or prelacy; as, prelatical authority.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • prelatic Of or pertaining to prelacy or prelates; supporting prelacy.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Prelatic pertaining to prelates or prelacy
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. prélat—L. prelatuspræ, before, latus, borne.


In literature:

The French prelates were perpetually giving him reminders that this vote depended on his keeping the Pope on his throne.
"The Liberation of Italy" by Countess Evelyn Martinengo-Cesaresco
A single attendant, bearing a green branch, preceded the prelate.
"France in the Nineteenth Century" by Elizabeth Latimer
This does not fail to cause a want, because of the great scarcity of prelates here.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898" by E. H. Blair
I was ordered to join with the archbishop, bishop, and other prelates, the superiors of the orders, in its execution.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898" by E. H. Blair
Having refused several of the Bishop's messengers, they were finally ordered to seize him, and bring him by force before the prelate.
"Hebraic Literature; Translations from the Talmud, Midrashim and Kabbala" by Various
The prelates who condemned the Bequest Act, denounced those who accepted the task of administering it.
"The Felon's Track" by Michael Doheny
In this the aged and revered "martyr of Magdalen" is mildly reproached by his brother prelate for liking novels.
"The English Novel" by George Saintsbury
Mark fancied that it would be the prelate who would have the unpleasant quarter of an hour.
"The Altar Steps" by Compton MacKenzie
And in vain do I quote to him the mandates of various Popes and prelates.
"For the Faith" by Evelyn Everett-Green
This prelate was extremely anxious to discover the relics of the saints, which a constant tradition averred were there concealed.
"An Illustrated History of Ireland from AD 400 to 1800" by Mary Frances Cusack

In poetry:

I am no callow Christian,
No pus-paunched prelate, I,
I hope not for salvation,
Nor fear the day, I'll die
"Mercenary's Song (AD 1600)" by General George S Patton Jnr
More earnestly the prelate spake: Oh, heed no earthly loss!
He who will friends and home forsake,
Now let him kneel, and fearless take
The sign of the Holy Cross.
"The Harp Of Hoel" by William Lisle Bowles
GOD, with firm voice the prelate cried, God will the orphan bless;
Sustain the widow's heart, and guide
Through the hard world, obscure and wild,
The poor and fatherless.
"The Harp Of Hoel" by William Lisle Bowles
A reverend prelate stopp'd his couch-and-six
To laugh a little at our Andrew's tricks:
But when he heard him give this golden rule,
Drive on (he cried) this fellow is no fool.
"Merry Andrew" by Matthew Prior
Blest Man! whose spotless Life and Charming Lays
Employ'd the Tuneful Prelate in thy Praise:
Blest Man! who now shall be for ever known
In Sprat's successful Labours and thy own.
"An Account Of The Greatest English Poets " by Joseph Addison
They ceased; when lifting high his hand, The white-robed prelate cried:
Arise, arise, at Christ's command,
To fight for his name in the Holy Land,
Where a Saviour lived and died!
"The Harp Of Hoel" by William Lisle Bowles

In news:

The buzz around Ratzinger began long before the conclave , said Cardinal Rosalio Jose Castillo Lara, a nonvoting prelate from Venezuela.
But these days the Indian prelates have reason to reconsider their generosity.
San Francisco prelate airs drunken driving.
Nuns hopeful on US prelate 's role in Vatican probe.
Louis Prelate Aims to Bring Flock in Line.
New Orleans prelate shares 'challenges of exile' with fellow evacuees.
Prelate as chief doctrinal watchdog.
Prelate 's Future Is a Topic.
Disaffected laity and clergy call for liberalizing, but country's prelates hold firm on Church teachings.
In the three months since Bishop Robert W Finn became the first American prelate convicted for failing to report a pedophile priest, lay people and victims' advocates have repeatedly called for his resignation.
PARIS (Reuters)- France's top Catholic prelate criticized the Socialist government on Thursday for forging ahead with plans to legalize same-sex marriage when the country faced more urgent economic concerns.
V Gene Robinson was consecrated the next bishop of New Hampshire and the first openly gay prelate in the Episcopal Church U.S.A.
Pope Benedict on Sunday told six prelates newly elevated to the rank of cardinal that all Catholic leaders should shun the "worldly logic of power" and stick to spreading the gospel.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Benedict XVI on Thursday (Oct 18) appointed a high-ranking Vatican prelate as archbishop of Indianapolis after he played a key role in trying to bridge the gap between Rome and US nuns .
Rufus Kyles recently celebrated the 23rd pastoral annversary at Evangelist Temple Church of God in Christ, 11603 Martin Luther King Blvd Bishop Kyles is prelate of Texas Southeast No.

In science:

This fact, in particular, proves that approximation counting problems, in the case of prelation, cannot give rise to an “approximation hierarchy” of relations (as, for instance, in the case of combinatorial optimization problems, as discussed in Section 6.1.2).
Random Generation and Approximate Counting of Combinatorial Structures
As we have stated at the beginning of Chapter 3, for the sake of brevity and clarity in the definitions and proofs, we have restricted our attention to combinatorial structures instead of prelations.
Random Generation and Approximate Counting of Combinatorial Structures
Now we consider the closure with respect to the complement of some of the classes of prelations.
Random Generation and Approximate Counting of Combinatorial Structures
With regard to this approach, it remains as an open problem to investigate other classes of prelations admitting efficient ranking.
Random Generation and Approximate Counting of Combinatorial Structures