n. church dignitary; senior clergyman
The archbishop of Moscow and one high-ranking prelate visited the Russian Orthodox seminary.
Sentence in Classic:
For, instead of a long train with royal diadems, I saw in one family two fiddlers, three spruce courtiers, and an Italian prelate.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift Context
For whenever these factions have their cardinals they do not remain quiet for long, because cardinals foster the factions in Rome and out of it, and the barons are compelled to support them, and thus from the ambitions of prelates arise disorders and tumults among the barons.
The Prince By Nicolo Machiavelli Context