presbyter

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Presbyter \Pres"by*ter\, noun [L. an elder, fr. Gr. ?. See {Priest}.]

1. An elder in the early Christian church. See 2d Citation under {Bishop}, noun, 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.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

presbyter

noun

1: an elder in the Presbyterian Church


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