pertaining to or based on the principle of ecclesiastical government by presbyters or presbyteries.
(initial capital letter) designating or pertaining to various churches having this form of government and professing more or less modified forms of Calvinism.
(initial capital letter) a member of a Presbyterian church; a person who supports Presbyterianism.
- non-Pres·by·te·ri·an, adjective, noun
- pro-Pres·by·te·ri·an, adjective, noun
- pseu·do-Pres·by·te·ri·an, adjective, noun
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How to use presbyterian in a sentence
“The captain said there was a person on board who worked in a lab at Texas Health presbyterian,” Lupher said.Inside the Cruise Ship Quarantined Over Ebola Fear | Carol McKinley | October 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
That and incompetence at the Texas Health presbyterian Hospital may have caused the deadly disease to spread.
Paul employed his wife, a deacon in their Bowling Green presbyterian church, for damage control.
Neyoy is the first immigrant to take sanctuary at Southside presbyterian in over 30 years.This Church Is Reviving the Sanctuary Movement to Shelter Undocumented Immigrants From Deportation | Caitlin Dickson | June 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
His father was an immigrant Scottish presbyterian minister and had kept his older son at home and educated him himself.Pete Dexter’s Indelible Portrait of Author Norman Maclean | Pete Dexter | March 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Vincent Alsop died; a presbyterian clergyman, who attacked Dr. Sherlock with great wit and some seriousness.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
They have an old Cathedral here (now presbyterian) of which the citizens seem quite proud, I can't perceive why.Glances at Europe | Horace Greeley
In the presbyterian Church under the care of Mr. Ellis are 39 communicants.
And, above all, it is necessary that the Free presbyterian Church should have regard to explicit solemn covenant obligations.The Ordinance of Covenanting | John Cunningham
Mr. Palfrey terms this attempt a "presbyterian cabal," and calls its leaders "conspirators."The Loyalists of America and Their Times, Vol. 1 of 2 | Egerton Ryerson
British Dictionary definitions for presbyterian (1 of 2)
of, relating to, or designating Church government by presbyters or lay elders
an upholder of this type of Church government
- presbyterianism, noun
- presbyterianistic, adjective
British Dictionary definitions for Presbyterian (2 of 2)
of or relating to any of various Protestant Churches governed by presbyters or lay elders and adhering to various modified forms of Calvinism
a member of a Presbyterian Church
- Presbyterianism, noun
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