an·​tis·​tes | \ anˈtisˌtēz \
plural antistites\ -​təˌtēz \

Definition of antistes

1 : a presiding officer in the church : presbyter
2 : a Moravian bishop

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First Known Use of antistes

1893, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for antistes

Late Latin, priest, bishop, from Latin, overseer, high priest, from ante- + -stes (from stare to stand)

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“Antistes.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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