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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 prel·a·cy /ˈprɛləsi/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Prel·a·cy n.; pl. Prelacies
 1. The office or dignity of a prelate; church government by prelates.
    Prelacies may be termed the greater benefices.   --Ayliffe.
 2. The order of prelates, taken collectively; the body of ecclesiastical dignitaries. “Divers of the reverend prelacy, and other most judicious men.”

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: prelates collectively [syn: prelature]
      2: the office or station of a prelate [syn: prelature]