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Origin of presbyter
OTHER WORDS FROM presbyterpres·byt·er·al [prez-bit-er-uhl, pres-], /prɛzˈbɪt ər əl, prɛs-/, adjectivenon·pres·by·ter, noun
Words nearby presbyter
Example sentences from the Web for presbyter
And the presbyter who had received them with hospitality, said to him, "What shall I do, for I have no fish?"
The diaconate, the presbyter, priest or elder, and the επισκοπος or bishop.Mysticism and its Results|John Delafield
The original text has here this interpolation, 'who was the presbyter nanda at that time,' of course bracketed by the editor.The Gtakaml|rya Sra
By "presbyter," or "elder," Papias means not an officer in the Church, but a man of an older generation.The Literature and History of New Testament Times|J. Gresham (John Gresham) Machen
The presbyter laid by the book,And earnestly he prayed That the great sin the cat had doneMight not on him be laid.The Book of Humorous Verse|Various
British Dictionary definitions for presbyter
- an elder of a congregation in the early Christian Church
- (in some Churches having episcopal politics) an official who is subordinate to a bishop and has administrative, teaching, and sacerdotal functions
- a teaching elder
- a ruling elder