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


In literature:

Meanwhile the prelate had had so much to attend to, that he had forgotten all about his garment.
"Droll Stories, Complete" by Honore de Balzac
I have myself seen prelates in a most unprelatical mood.
"Clementina" by A.E.W. Mason
The cardinal, prelates, and priests consulted for his overthrow.
"Sketches of the Covenanters" by J. C. McFeeters
France, prelates of, 252.
"Notes & Queries, Volume 2, May-December, 1850, Index" by Various
These were portraits of warriors, statesmen, priests, and prelates.
"The Poor Gentleman" by Hendrik Conscience
Thus the noblemen and prelates are served by them, and especially in the county of Kent, Essex, Sussex and Bedford.
"Chronicle and Romance (The Harvard Classics Series)" by Jean Froissart, Thomas Malory, Raphael Holinshed
It is of no less importance that the prelates be as much respected by the people as are the audiencias.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898, V7, 1588-1591" by Emma Helen Blair
I believe that there is no better life of this prelate than that by Bishop Lowth.
"Notes & Queries, No. 37. Saturday, July 13, 1850" by Various
The Prelatic persecution in Scotland, which commenced with the restoration of Charles II.
"The Life of James Renwick" by Thomas Houston
Why placed there it is difficult to conceive, unless to show that death had made the prelate and the robber equals.
"Notes & Queries, No. 24. Saturday, April 13. 1850" by Various

In poetry:

He wedded in a year
That prelate's daughter JANE,
He's grown quite fair - has auburn hair -
His wife is far from plain.
"The Bishop and the Busman" by William Schwenck Gilbert
It is not strange to church or state,
For oft beneath the gown
Of prelate grave, and judge sedate,
It sits with hideous frown.
"Hate" by Thomas Frederick Young
Why is the voice of wisdom hushed
At some stern despot's harsh command?
Why the inquiring spirit crushed
By prelate, or by princely hand?
"Hopes of Futurity" by John Bowring
As for the Bishop of Bath and Wells
No more of him the story tells;
Doubtless he lived as a Prelate and Prince,
And died and was buried a century since.
"Fidele's Grassy Tomb" by Sir Henry Newbolt
To break his strength, yet always to be brave;
To preach, and act, the Crucified ...
Sweep by, O Prince and Prelate, up the nave,
And fill it with your pride!
"Three Men Of Truro" by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch
What learned prelate join'd, tis said,
Against the Brunswick race:
And, during George the Second 's reign,
Urging the young pretender's train,
Once more in arms to cross the main,
Was banished in disgrace ?
"Enigma XIX." by Elizabeth Hitchener

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