Prelates

Some articles on prelates, prelate:

Royal Veto Of The Appointment Of Bishops - Intervention From Rome
... resolutions of the Maynooth trustees he added "As to the proposal itself, the Prelates were anxious to set aside or elude it but being unable to do so, they ... If the Prelates had refused to consider the proposal, they would be accused of a design to exercise an influence over the people, independent of government, for seditious purposes ... of such a charge, though groundless in itself, would have induced the Prelates to consider the proposal in any manner ...
Territorial Prelate - Status
... A territorial prelate exercises quasi-episcopal jurisdiction in a territory not comprised in any diocese ... The origin of such prelates must necessarily be sought in the apostolic privileges, for only he whose authority is superior to that of bishops can grant an exemption from episcopal ... The rights of prelates nullius are quasi-episcopal, and these dignitaries are supposed to have any power that a bishop has, unless it is expressly denied to them by canon law ...
Imperial Abbeys
... had only very small territories) were Imperial prelates (Reichsprelaten) and as such participated in a single collective vote in the Reichstag as members of the Bench of Prelates, later (1575) divided ...