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[prez-bi-teer-ee-uh-niz-uh m, pres-]
  1. church government by presbyters or elders, equal in rank and organized into graded administrative courts.
  2. the doctrines of Presbyterian churches.
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Origin of Presbyterianism

First recorded in 1635–45; presbyterian + -ism
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for presbyterianism

Historical Examples of presbyterianism

  • Or Science and its continuity with Presbyterianism—data like this are damned at birth.

    The Book of the Damned

    Charles Fort

  • James I had always had a strong dislike for Presbyterianism.

  • Centenary memorial of Presbyterianism in western Pennsylvania.

  • Liberty was banished from Geneva, and nothing but Presbyterianism was left.

    Heretics And Heresies

    Robert G. Ingersoll

  • Neither can it be denied, that Presbyterianism has had some character and force.