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Tell senior churchman is losing power (6)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

relate

Here is my best explanation:

'tell' is the definition.

(relating is a kind of telling)

'senior churchman is losing power' is the subsidiary indication.

'senior churchman' becomes 'prelate' (I've seen this before).

'is losing' is a deletion indicator.

'power' becomes 'p'.

'prelate' with 'p' taken out is 'relate'.

This clue was last seen in The Times

(Other definitions for relate that I've seen before include "Have to do with", "Recount", "Make a logical or casual connection", "Narrate or associate", "Make a logical or causal connection", "Do well; wave about", "Give a report or show a connection", "Tell - the marriage guidance people", "Narrate, tell in detail" and "Tell in Tralee".)

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