Definition of prelateship in US English:

prelateship

noun

  • The office or rank of prelate; the tenure of office of a prelate; a prelatical benefice. Also with possessive adjective: a title of respect given to a prelate (now rare).

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in John Foxe (?1517–1587), martyrologist. From prelate + -ship.

Pronunciation

prelateship

/ˈprɛlətʃɪp/