Prelatism

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Prelatism Prelacy; episcopacy.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n prelatism Prelacy; episcopacy.
    • n prelatism The belief in and advocacy of episcopacy: usually in an invidious sense.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Prelatism prelacy: the time during which a prelate exercises authority
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. prélat—L. prelatuspræ, before, latus, borne.

Usage

In literature:

The young man's vivid imagination and excellent memory recapitulated every word the prelate had uttered.
"The Bride of the Nile, Complete" by Georg Ebers
The prelate reeled and fell.
"With Moore at Corunna" by G. A. Henty
And Pierre divined by her greeting that she deemed him of little account, petty foreign priest that he was, not even a prelate.
"Rome From the "Three Cities"" by Emile Zola
Pierre did not wish to disturb the solemn attention, the quivering silence above which the prelate's voice alone rang out.
"Paris From the "Three Cities"" by Emile Zola
And Pierre divined by her greeting that she deemed him of little account, petty foreign priest that he was, not even a prelate.
"The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete Lourdes, Rome and Paris" by Emile Zola
His botes souple, his hors in gret estat, Now certainly he was a fayre prelat.
"English Villages" by P. H. Ditchfield
Neither English prelates nor expounders at dissenting conventicles had aught to say against it.
"The Works of Whittier, Volume VII (of VII) The Conflict With Slavery, Politics and Reform, The Inner Life and Criticism" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Neither English prelates nor expounders at dissenting conventicles had aught to say against it.
"The Complete Works of Whittier The Standard Library Edition with a linked Index" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Thirty pages were devoted to the description of the prelate's costume.
"Vivian Grey" by Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
It was designed to prevent the assumption by Roman Catholic prelates of titles taken from any territory or place in England.
"The Grand Old Man" by Richard B. Cook
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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
Would I polish off Japan?
Would I greet this famous man,
Prince or Prelate, Sheik or Shah?--
Figaro gi and Figaro la!
"Programme" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Ye lords of golden argosies!
And Prelate, prince, and peer;
And members all of Parliament,
In rich St. Stephens, hear!
"Our Warning" by Ernest Jones
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
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

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.
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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
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