Definition of prelatical in US English:

prelatical

adjective

historical, formal
  • See prelate

    • ‘Visiting the great Galileo - in an Inquisition prison - did not destroy Milton's veneration for Italian science and learning but it deepened his hatred of prelatical licensing.’
    • ‘The goal is to lay out these two values-the ‘Miltonian’ and ‘prelatical’ commitments of ECUSA-and then ask if the Covenant is not a clearly effective way of granting these elements a constructive life together.’

Pronunciation

prelatical

/priˈlatikəl/