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Definition of Primate

  PRIMATE   noun
The head of a church, especially a State church supported by involuntary contributions.  The Primate of England is the Archbishop of Canterbury, an amiable old gentleman, who occupies Lambeth Palace when living and Westminster Abbey when dead.  He is commonly dead.

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The Devil's Dictionary
by Ambrose Bierce, 1911


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