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Presbyterianism

[prez-bi-teer-ee-uh-niz-uh m, pres-] /ˌprɛz bɪˈtɪər i əˌnɪz əm, ˌprɛs-/
noun
1.
church government by presbyters or elders, equal in rank and organized into graded administrative courts.
2.
the doctrines of Presbyterian churches.
Origin of Presbyterianism
1635-1645
First recorded in 1635-45; presbyterian + -ism
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