Presbyterian


1Pres·by·te·ri·an

noun \-ē-ən\

Definition of PRESBYTERIAN

:  a member of a Presbyterian church

First Known Use of PRESBYTERIAN

1640

2Presbyterian

adjective

: 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
often not capitalized :  characterized by a graded system of representative ecclesiastical bodies (as presbyteries) exercising legislative and judicial powers
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 \-ē-ə-ˌni-zəm\ noun

First Known Use of PRESBYTERIAN

1641

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