Variant of presbytery
- Presbyterian Ch.
- a body of presbyters; specif., an ecclesiastical court and governing body consisting of the minister and representative elders from each church in a district
- the district of such a court
- the part of a church reserved for the officiating clergy
- R.C.Ch., Now Rare a priest's house; rectory
Origin: Middle English presbetory from Old French presbiterie from Ecclesiastical Late Latin presbyterium, council of elders from Ecclesiastical Greek presbyterion from Glassical Greek presbyteros, elder: see priest
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