protopresbyter

[ proh-toh-prez-bi-ter, -pres- ]
/ ˌproʊ toʊˈprɛz bɪ tər, -ˈprɛs- /

noun Eastern Church.

a title given to distinguished priests.

Origin of protopresbyter

From the Medieval Greek word prōtopresbýteros, dating back to 1880–85. See proto-, presbyter
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