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- adj. Relating to Presbyterianism.
- adj. Describing a person set in their ways or doesn't smoke, drink or have sex, particularly one religious and/or Scottish; a Puritan.
- n. A person belonging to a church in the tradition of Presbyterianism.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. 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.
- n. One who maintains the validity of ordination and government by presbyters; a member of the Presbyterian church.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- 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.
- n. One who holds to the system of Presbyterianism; a member of any of the Presbyterian churches.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a follower of Calvinism as taught in the Presbyterian Church
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Rev.Dr. R.F. Burns, of the F.rt Massey Presbyterian Church, Halifax, in a letter to the _Presbyterian Witness_, gives the following graphic account of the visit of Dr.. Ryerson, Punshon, and Richey to the General
Take the word "Presbyterian," from a Greek word which means an elder, a church governed by its old men or its elders.
-- G Khalid Mutakabbir played all but six minutes in Presbyterian's final six games.
Concentrating on the PCUSA/OPC or OPC/BPC splits missed the big split in American Presbyterian history, the split between the Northern and Southern churches.
I have learned through my education in American Presbyterian schools that we should know the truth and defend it; by this alone we would be free.
Church, it was sometimes called the Presbyterian Ladies 'Aid Society, but the name, if intended to imply that its character was denominational, was unjust.
Besides, John Meredith was well known in Presbyterian circles.
Here his zeal for Christian education moved him to begin a school, which, called from the humble building. in which it was held, became famous in American Presbyterian history as the Log College.
Here his zeal for Christian education moved him to begin a school, which, called from the humble building in which it was held, became famous in American Presbyterian history as the Log
It is by some called The Presbyterian Cat, but generally as above; and is always sung by the wags in mockery of the great pretended strictness of the Covenanters, which is certainly, in some cases, carried to an extremity rather ludicrous.