Presbyterianism

Presbyterianism

[prez-bi-teer-ee-uh-niz-uhm, pres-]
noun
1.
church government by presbyters or elders, equal in rank and organized into graded administrative courts.
2.
the doctrines of Presbyterian churches.

Origin:
1635–45; presbyterian + -ism

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presbyterian (ˌprɛzbɪˈtɪərɪən)
 
adj
1.  of, relating to, or designating Church government by presbyters or lay elders
 
n
2.  an upholder of this type of Church government
 
presby'terianism
 
n
 
presbyterian'istic
 
adj

Presbyterian (ˌprɛzbɪˈtɪərɪən)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to any of various Protestant Churches governed by presbyters or lay elders and adhering to various modified forms of Calvinism
 
n
2.  a member of a Presbyterian Church
 
Presby'terianism
 
n

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