Origin of presbyter
OTHER WORDS FROM presbyterpres·byt·er·al [prez-bit-er-uhl, pres-], /prɛzˈbɪt ər əl, prɛs-/, adjectivenon·pres·by·ter, noun
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How to use presbyter in a sentence
The larger cubiculum has two tufa seats at the side, and one more elevated for the presiding presbyter.
The altar, probably a small movable one of wood, if any at all, must have stood before the presbyter.
There was no priest (cohen); the presbyter was the "elder," nothing more.
Twelve miles off lived a presbyter, with whom, in mesmerist phraseology, he was en rapport.
If they were written by a writer named John, it was probably John the Presbyter, who lived in the second century.The Bible|John E. Remsburg
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