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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.
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(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.
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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
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[ˌprezbɪˈtɪərɪənɪzəm] Npresbiterianismo m
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[ˌprɛzbɪˈtɪərɪəˌnɪzm] npresbiterianesimo
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