Presbytery meaning

prĕzbĭ-tĕrē, prĕs-
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A body of elders in the early Christian church.
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The section of a church reserved for the clergy.
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The residence of a priest.
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The part of a church reserved for the officiating clergy.
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Presbyters collectively.
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Presbyters considered as a group.
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Government of a church by presbyters.
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In the Presbyterian Church,
  • 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.
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A priest's house; rectory.
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The home of a Roman Catholic parish priest.
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A section of the church reserved for the clergy.
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Origin of presbytery

  • Middle English presbetory priests' bench from Late Latin presbyterium council of elders from Greek presbuterion from presbuteros elder presbyter

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

  • presbyter +"Ž -y

    From Wiktionary