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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.
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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
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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]
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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
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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
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Presbyterian

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

nPresbyterianer(in) m(f)
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Presbyterian

[ˌprɛzbɪˈtɪərɪən] adj & npresbiteriano/a
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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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References in classic literature ?
I was real thankful to see you and the young Doctor in the Presbyterian church your first Sunday.
Now what'll he say when I tell him I'm a Presbyterian?"
I was a good Christian; born and bred in the bosom of the infallible Presbyterian Church.
He seemed to live for nothing but his religion; but there were some who said (notably the blacksmith, who was a Presbyterian) that it was a love of Gothic architecture rather than of God, and that his haunting of the church like a ghost was only another and purer turn of the almost morbid thirst for beauty which sent his brother raging after women and wine.
And perhaps I am in the wrong to suffer such a Presbyterian Hanoverian b-- to come into my house.
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.
Everything went well, and with all the fervor of a Presbyterian, he did not forget to thank heaven for it.
"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."
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.
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.
THE REVEREND Curtis Hartman was pastor of the Presbyterian Church of Winesburg, and had been in that position ten years.
Monk and Lambert, therefore, had at first thought of creating an army each for himself: Monk in Scotland, where were the Presbyterians and the royalists, that is to say, the malcontents; Lambert in London, where was found, as is always the case, the strongest opposition to the existing power which it had beneath its eyes.

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