Presbyterium


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Pres`by`te´ri`um


n.1.(Arch.) Same as Presbytery, 4.
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In other words, the pope stands "among the bishops not as Peter among the apostles, but as a definitive Peter in his own local church, constituting and enabling their manifold presence as Peter in their own local churches, with each local presbyterium representing the apostolic college.
Pourtant, jamais sans doute la carriere curiale n'a ete aussi nettement facteur d'ascension sociale, sachant que la periode voit egalement--comme outre-Atlantique--une modification de la sociologie du clerge paroissial : aux clercs d'Ancien Regime issus des notables urbains succede un presbyterium d'origine plus rurale et paysanne pour qui la cure des ames est aussi une veritable carriere.