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pres·by·te·ri·an

 (prĕz′bĭ-tîr′ē-ən, prĕs′-)
adj.
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.

presbyterian

(ˌprɛzbɪˈtɪərɪən)
adj
(Protestantism) of, relating to, or designating Church government by presbyters or lay elders
n
(Protestantism) an upholder of this type of Church government
ˌpresbyˈterianism n
ˌpresbyˌterianˈistic adj

Presbyterian

(ˌprɛzbɪˈtɪərɪən)
adj
(Protestantism) of or relating to any of various Protestant Churches governed by presbyters or lay elders and adhering to various modified forms of Calvinism
n
(Protestantism) a member of a Presbyterian Church
ˌPresbyˈterianism n

pres•by•te•ri•an

(ˌprɛz bɪˈtɪər i ən, ˌprɛs-)

adj.
1. pertaining to or based on the principle of ecclesiastical government by presbyters or presbyteries.
2. (cap.) designating or pertaining to various churches having this form of government and professing more or less modified forms of Calvinism.
n.
3. (cap.) a member of a Presbyterian church; a person who supports Presbyterianism.
[1635–45]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.presbyterian - a follower of Calvinism as taught in the Presbyterian ChurchPresbyterian - a follower of Calvinism as taught in the Presbyterian Church
Presbyterian Church - the Protestant denomination adhering to the views of John Calvin
Protestant - an adherent of Protestantism
Translations
presbyteriánpresbyteriánský
presbyterianerpresbyteriansk
presbyteerinenpresbyteriaani
prezbiterijanacprezbiterijanski
長老派の長老派の人
장로교회장로교회의
presbyterianpresbyteriansk
เกี่ยวกับนิกายหนึ่งของโปรเตสแตนต์สมาชิกของนิกายหนึ่งในศาสนาคริสต์
Thuộc Đạo Trưởng lão Tin lànhTín đồ Đạo Trưởng lão Tin lành

Presbyterian

[ˌprezbɪˈtɪərɪən]
A. ADJpresbiteriano
B. Npresbiteriano/a m/f

Presbyterian

[ˌprɛzbɪˈtɪəriən]
adjpresbytérien(ne)
npresbytérien(ne) m/f

Presbyterian

nPresbyterianer(in) m(f)

Presbyterian

[ˌprɛzbɪˈtɪərɪən] adj & npresbiteriano/a

presbyterian

كَنِيسَةٌ مَشْيَخِيَّة, مَشْيَخِيّ presbyterián, presbyteriánský presbyterianer, presbyteriansk Presbyterianer, presbyterianisch πρεσβυτεριανός presbiteriano presbyteerinen, presbyteriaani presbytérien prezbiterijanac, prezbiterijanski presbiteriano 長老派の, 長老派の人 장로교회, 장로교회의 presbyteriaan, presbyteriaans presbyterianer, presbyteriansk prezbiterianin, prezbiteriański presbiteriano пресвитерианин, пресвитерианский presbyterian, presbyteriansk เกี่ยวกับนิกายหนึ่งของโปรเตสแตนต์, สมาชิกของนิกายหนึ่งในศาสนาคริสต์ Presbiteryan Thuộc Đạo Trưởng lão Tin lành, Tín đồ Đạo Trưởng lão Tin lành 长老制的, 长老教会员
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Her dream was to make me a Presbyterian minister and I was studying with that end in view.
Likely as not it was Sunday," she laughed; "and I was running away from prayers, from the Presbyterian service, read in a spirit of gloom by my father that chills me yet to think of.
Insufferable in the glare of a Sabbath sun, bleak, windy, and flaring in the gloom of a Sabbath night, and hopelessly depressing on all days of the week, the First Presbyterian Church lifted its blunt steeple from the barrenest area of the flats, and was hideous
I was a good Christian; born and bred in the bosom of the infallible Presbyterian Church.
Presbyterian clergyman (1799-1873), a friend of the Beecher family.
This young girl kept a scrap-book when she was alive, and used to paste obituaries and accidents and cases of patient suffering in it out of the Presbyterian Observer, and write poetry after them out of her own head.
He was a fine, majestic creature, a gentleman according to the nicest requirements of the Virginia rule, a devoted Presbyterian, an authority on the "code", and a man always courteously ready to stand up before you in the field if any act or word of his had seemed doubtful or suspicious to you, and explain it with any weapon you might prefer from bradawls to artillery.
Every reader must recollect, that after the fall of the Catholic Church, and the Presbyterian Church Government had been established by law, the rank, and especially the wealth, of the Bishops, Abbots, Priors, and so forth, were no longer vested in ecclesiastics, but in lay impropriators of the church revenues, or, as the Scottish lawyers called them, titulars of the temporalities of the benefice, though having no claim to the spiritual character of their predecessors in office.
Mather Byles, whose Presbyterian scruples had not kept him from the entertainment.
I am sure, from the tenor of books I have read, that many who have visited this land in years gone by, were Presbyterians, and came seeking evidences in support of their particular creed; they found a Presbyterian Palestine, and they had already made up their minds to find no other, though possibly they did not know it, being blinded by their zeal.
Himself he was Presbyterian, while in his own community five men were all that ever mustered at a meeting in the Orange Men's Hall.
the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church resolved that: "slavery is recognized in both the Old and the New Testaments, and is not condemned by the authority of God.

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