Presbyter

Definition of Presbyter

Pres´by`ter
n.1.An elder in the early Christian church. See 2d Citation under Bishop, n., 1.
2.(Ch. of Eng. & Prot. Epis. Ch.) One ordained to the second order in the ministry; - called also priest.
I rather term the one sort presbyter than priest.
- Hooker.
New presbyter is but old priest writ large.
- Milton.
3.(Presbyterian Ch.) A member of a presbytery whether lay or clerical.
4.A Presbyterian.

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