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Presbyterian

noun Pres·by·te·ri·an \ ˌprez-bə-ˈtir-ē-ən , ˌpres- \

Definition of Presbyterian

: a member of a Presbyterian church

First Known Use of presbyterian

1606

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Presbyterian

adjective

Definition of Presbyterian

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

Presbyterianism

play \ˌprez-bə-ˈtir-ē-ə-ˌni-zəm, ˌpres-\ noun

First Known Use of presbyterian

1607

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Presbyterian

Definition of Presbyterian for English Language Learners

  • : 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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