"That's a great deal to make one word mean," Alice said in a thoughtful tone. "When I make a word do a lot of work like that," said Humpty Dumpty, "I always pay it extra."

Tuesday, 12 October 2010


A prelate is a high ranking church dignitary; a clergyman of high rank and authority, having jurisdiction over an area or a group of people; normally a bishop or an archbishop.

1 comment:

  1. That I knew. Sort of. Would have been able to guess, anyway, since we have the same word in Swedish (prelat). Although come to think of it I don't think I've ever seen that Swedish word used by itself, only in the expression "priests and prelates", referring to church authorities (usually with a bit of irony).