Prímate. n.s. [primat, Fr. primas, Lat.] The chief ecclesiastick.
When the power of the church was first established, the archbishops of Canterbury and York had then no preheminence one over the other; the former being primate over the Southern, as the latter was over the Northern parts. Ayliffe.
The late and present primate, and the lord archbishop of Dublin hath left memorials of his bounty. Swift.