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 (prĕz′bĭ-tîr′ē-əl, prĕs′-)
Of or relating to a presbyter or the presbytery.

pres′by·te′ri·al·ly adv.
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(Protestantism) of or relating to a presbyter or presbytery. Also: presbyteral
ˌpresbyˈterially adv
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(ˌprɛz bɪˈtɪər i əl, ˌprɛs-)

1. of or pertaining to a presbytery.
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