presbyterate

[prez-bit-er-it, -uh-reyt, pres-]
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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. presbyope,
  2. presbyopia,
  3. presbyopic,
  4. presbyt.,
  5. presbyter,
  6. presbyterial,
  7. presbyterian,
  8. presbyterian church,
  9. presbyterianism,
  10. presbytery

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

noun

the status or office of a presbyter
a group of presbyters
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