plural -s
: the residence of a Roman Catholic parish priest

Word History


French, from Middle French presbitaire presbytère, group of priests serving a particular church, from Medieval Latin presbyterium group of priests, priesthood, from Late Latin, group of presbyters, office of a presbyter, presbytery (part of a church where the clergy sit)

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“Presbytère.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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