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Meaning of PRESBYTERY

Pronunciation:  'prezbi`teree

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  building reserved for the officiating clergy
 

PRESBYTERY is a 10 letter word that starts with P.

 

 See Also: building, church, church building, edifice

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pres"by*ter*y\, n.; pl. {Presbyteries}. [L.
presbyterium, Gr. ?. See {Presbyter}, and cf.
{Presbyterium}.]
1. A body of elders in the early Christian church.

2. (Presbyterian Ch.) A judicatory consisting of all the
   ministers within a certain district, and one layman, who
   is a ruling elder, from each parish or church,
   commissioned to represent the church in conjunction with
   the pastor. This body has a general jurisdiction over the
   churches under its care, and next below the provincial
   synod in authority.

3. The Presbyterian religion of polity. [R.] --Tatler.

4.
   (a) (Arch.) That part of the church reserved for the
       officiating priest.
   (b) The residence of a priest or clergyman. --Gwilt.

 

 

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