primate
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈpɹaɪmeɪt/
Noun

primate (plural primates)

  1. (zoology) A mammal of the order Primates, including simians and prosimians.
    Primates range from lemurs to gorillas.
  2. (informal) A simian anthropoid; an ape, human or monkey.
Translations Noun

primate (plural primates)

  1. (ecclesiastical) In the Catholic Church, a rare title conferred to or claimed by the sees of certain
  2. (ecclesiastical) In the Orthodox Church, the presiding bishop of an ecclesiastical jurisdiction or region. Usually, the expression primate refers to the first hierarch of an autocephalous or autonomous Orthodox church. Less often, it is used to refer to the ruling bishop of an archdiocese or diocese.
  3. (ecclesiastical) In the Anglican Church, an archbishop, or the highest-ranking bishop of an ecclesiastic province.
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