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Meaning of PRESBYTER

Pronunciation:  'prezbitur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  an elder in the Presbyterian Church
 

PRESBYTER is a 9 letter word that starts with P.

 

 See Also: elder

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pres"by*ter\, n. [L. an elder, fr. Gr. ?. See
{Priest}.]
1. An elder in the early Christian church. See 2d Citation
   under {Bishop}, n., 1.

2. (Ch. of Eng. & Prot. Epis. Ch.) One ordained to the second
   order in the ministry; -- called also {priest}.

         I rather term the one sort presbyter than priest.
                                               --Hooker.

         New presbyter is but old priest writ large.
                                               --Milton.

3. (Presbyterian Ch.) A member of a presbytery whether lay or
   clerical.

4. A Presbyterian. [Obs.] --Hudibras.

 

 

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