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Presbyterian

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noun Pres·by·te·ri·an \-ē-ən\

Definition of Presbyterian

  1. :  a member of a Presbyterian church



1640

First Known Use of presbyterian

1640


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Presbyterian

adjective Pres·by·te·ri·an

Simple Definition of Presbyterian

  • : of or relating to a Christian church in Scotland, the U.S., and other countries that is officially led by a group of ministers and elders (called a presbytery)

Full Definition of Presbyterian

  1. 1 often not capitalized :  characterized by a graded system of representative ecclesiastical bodies (as presbyteries) exercising legislative and judicial powers

  2. 2 :  of, relating to, or constituting a Protestant Christian church that is presbyterian in government and traditionally Calvinistic in doctrine

Pres·by·te·ri·an·ism play \-ē-ə-ˌni-zəm\ noun

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