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local preacher

noun
1.
(in early Methodism) a layperson appointed to supervise the congregation and conduct services between visits of a circuit rider.
2.
(in the southern U.S.) a lay preacher.
Origin of local preacher
1765-1775
First recorded in 1765-75
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