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 (prĕz′bĭ-tîr′ē-ən, prĕs′-)
1. Of or relating to ecclesiastical government by presbyters.
2. Presbyterian Of or relating to a Presbyterian Church.
n. Presbyterian
A member or an adherent of a Presbyterian Church.

pres′by·te′ri·an·ism n.


(ˌprɛz bɪˈtɪər i əˌnɪz əm, ˌprɛs-)

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


1. the doctrines, polity, and practices of Presbyterian churches, especially a Calvinist theology and a representative system of church government.
2. a system of church government in which ministers and congregationally elected elders participate in a graded series of legislative bodies and administrative courts. — Presbyterian, n., adj.
See also: Protestantism
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Noun1.Presbyterianism - the doctrines and practices of the Presbyterian Church: based in Calvinism
Protestantism - the theological system of any of the churches of western Christendom that separated from the Roman Catholic Church during the Reformation


[ˌprezbɪˈtɪərɪənɪzəm] Npresbiterianismo m


[ˌprɛzbɪˈtɪərɪəˌnɪzm] npresbiterianesimo
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