• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Prelatist One who supports of advocates prelacy, or the government of the church by prelates; hence, a high-churchman. "I am an Episcopalian, but not a prelatist ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n prelatist An advocate of prelacy, or of the government of the church by bishops; an episcopalian.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Prelatist an upholder of prelacy
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. prélat—L. prelatuspræ, before, latus, borne.


In literature:

The monarchical element of the constitution was an object of almost exclusive devotion to the Prelatist.
"The Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches of Lord Macaulay, Vol. 4 (of 4)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
They were Arminians and Prelatists.
"The History of England from the Accession of James II." by Thomas Babington Macaulay
For nothing disgusted the rigid Covenanter more than the reverence paid by the prelatist to the ancient holidays of the Church.
"The History of England from the Accession of James II." by Thomas Babington Macaulay
Shall we suffer the Prelatist altar to be preserved by these sons of Amalek?
"Micah Clarke" by Arthur Conan Doyle
Distinguish from one another the terms Separatist, Puritan, Prelatist.
"Teachers' Outlines for Studies in English" by Gilbert Sykes Blakely
Being of them who are not righteous overmuch, we can bear unharmed the scoffs of prelatists and self-seekers.
"Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 2 (of 2)" by John Roby
Puritan, Prelatist, and Catholic alike darkened the annals of the times by deeds of violence.
"Women of England, Volume 9 (of 10)" by Burleigh James Bartlett