Presbyterian

noun
Pres·​by·​te·​ri·​an | \ ˌprez-bə-ˈtir-ē-ən How to pronounce Presbyterian (audio) , ˌpres-\

Definition of Presbyterian

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a member of a Presbyterian church

Presbyterian

adjective

Definition of Presbyterian (Entry 2 of 2)

1 often not capitalized : characterized by a graded system of representative ecclesiastical bodies (such 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

Other Words from Presbyterian

Adjective

Presbyterianism \ ˌprez-​bə-​ˈtir-​ē-​ə-​ˌni-​zəm How to pronounce Presbyterianism (audio) , ˌpres-​ \ noun

First Known Use of Presbyterian

Noun

1606, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1607, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Presbyterian

adjective

English Language Learners 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)

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