noun an·tis·tes \anˈtisˌtēz\

Definition of antistes



  1. 1 :  a presiding officer in the church :  presbyter

  2. 2 :  a Moravian bishop

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Origin and Etymology of antistes

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

First Known Use: 1893

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a brief usually trivial fact

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