Sentence Examples

  • The tables which he drew up from information obtained from all the presbyteries of Scotland were based on a system of actuarial calculation that supplied a precedent followed by insurance companies in modern times for reckoning averages of longevity.
  • In 1906 there were 569 congregations, arranged under 36 presbyteries, with 647 ministers.
  • From 1783 ten of the fourteen presbyteries in the General Synod had made subscription optional; the synod's code of 1824 left "soundness in the faith" to be ascertained by subscription or by examination.
  • Kirk-sessions and presbyteries are not named, but the principles are clearly laid down on which these institutions were to rest.
  • The presbyteries came quickly into existence; that of Edinburgh dates from 1580.

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