Definition of prelature in English:
1The office, rank, or sphere of authority of a prelate.
- Opus Dei was founded by a priest, has a bishop at its head, and numbers many priests and bishops among its members; its full name, before it was erected as a personal prelature, was the Priestly Society of the Holy Cross and Opus Dei.
- The authorities of the prelature must totally avoid even so much as giving advice on these matters.
- Thomas is a member of Opus Dei, the personal prelature of the Pope comprised of lay persons.
1.1 (the prelature) Prelates collectively.
Words that rhyme with prelaturenomenclature • filature
Definition of prelature in:
- US English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in India
Most popular in Pakistan