Presbyterianism

[ prez-bi-teer-ee-uh-niz-uhm, pres- ]
/ ˌprɛz bɪˈtɪər i əˌnɪz əm, ˌprɛs- /

noun

church government by presbyters or elders, equal in rank and organized into graded administrative courts.
the doctrines of Presbyterian churches.

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Origin of Presbyterianism

First recorded in 1635–45; presbyterian + -ism
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