presbyterate

[ prez-bit-er-it, -uh-reyt, pres- ]
/ prɛzˈbɪt ər ɪt, -əˌreɪt, prɛs- /

noun

the office of a presbyter or elder.
a body of presbyters or elders.

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Origin of presbyterate

From the Medieval Latin word presbyterātus, dating back to 1635–45. See presbyter, -ate3
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British Dictionary definitions for presbyterate

presbyterate
/ (prɛzˈbɪtərɪt, -ˌreɪt) /

noun

the status or office of a presbyter
a group of presbyters
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