Presbyter meaning

prĕz'bĭ-tər, prĕs'-
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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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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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