from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to ecclesiastical government by elders or by presbyteries.
  • A church iu the United States formed in 1858 by the coalition of various bodies. It numbers about 90,000 members.
  • noun One who holds to the system of Presbyterianism; a member of any of the Presbyterian churches.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who maintains the validity of ordination and government by presbyters; a member of the Presbyterian church.
  • noun See Cameronian.
  • adjective Of or pertaining to a presbyter, or to ecclesiastical government by presbyters; relating to those who uphold church government by presbyters; also, to the doctrine, discipline, and worship of a communion so governed.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Relating to Presbyterianism.
  • adjective Describing a person set in their ways or doesn't smoke, drink or have sex, particularly one religious and/or Scottish; a Puritan.
  • noun A person belonging to a church in the tradition of Presbyterianism.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a follower of Calvinism as taught in the Presbyterian Church


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