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]:



1: an elder in the Presbyterian Church

The dictionary definitions are retrieved from a local copy of two of the open source DICT dictionaries. Click here for the database copyright information. DEFINE.COM is registered as an educational NONPROFIT corporation. We aim to please around here. We believe in using positive reinforcement to get things done. We make suggestions that are intended to make life more enjoyable. We think about efficiency, automation, security, PRIVACY, social and ecological responsibility and positive HUMANITARIAN ethics and VALUES. We are benevolent. DO NO HARM is our motto.

Say "Hell No!" to the TPP.

Monday, March 30, 2015 9:21:47 AM Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)