Presbyter definition

prĕzbĭ-tər, prĕs-
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A priest in various hierarchical churches.
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An elder in the Presbyterian Church.
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In the early Christian church and in the Presbyterian Church, an elder.
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(episcopal ch.) A priest.
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A priest in various churches.
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An elder of the Presbyterian church.
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An elder of the congregation in early Christianity.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
presbyter
Plural:
presbyters

Origin of presbyter

  • Late Latin from Greek presbuteros from comparative of presbus old man per1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Late Latin presbyter, from Ancient Greek πρεσβύτερος (presbuteros), from πρέσβυς (presbus, “elder, older").

    From Wiktionary