church government by presbyters or elders, equal in rank and organized into graded administrative courts.
the doctrines of Presbyterian churches.
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How to use Presbyterianism in a sentence
There was the exciting subject of 'danger to the Church' from Rome, or from Presbyterianism, or from treason within.The English Church in the Eighteenth Century | Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton
A more pious Christian, but without Presbyterianism, did not exist than Captain Eliab.
And he is still with them; hoping that they may multiply and replenish the earth, and spread Presbyterianism muchly.Our Churches and Chapels | Atticus
In the Presbyterianism which Calvin instituted he maintained that the Church is represented by the laity as well as by the clergy.Beacon Lights of History, Volume VI | John Lord
During the last years of the reign the movement towards Presbyterianism was checked and nonconformity was less prominent.