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 (prĕl′ə-chər, -cho͝or′)
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another name for prelacy1
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(ˈprɛl ə si)

n., pl. -cies.
1. the office or dignity of a prelate.
2. the order of prelates.
3. the body of prelates collectively.
4. the system of church government by prelates.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.prelature - prelates collectively
clergy - in Christianity, clergymen collectively (as distinguished from the laity)
2.prelature - the office or station of a prelate
berth, billet, post, situation, position, office, place, spot - a job in an organization; "he occupied a post in the treasury"
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The purpose of this paper is to offer a systematic exploration of the relationship between the structures of personal ordinariate and personal prelature. A number of key aspects ate highlighted in this regard, some new developments are cited, and proposals for further doctrinal dialogue based on the 1983 Code of Canon Law ate advanced.