noun, plural presbyteries.
a body of presbyters or elders.
(in Presbyterian churches) an ecclesiastical court consisting of all the ministers and one or two presbyters from each congregation in a district.
the churches under the jurisdiction of a presbytery.
the part of a church appropriated to the clergy.
Roman Catholic Church. a rectory.
Origin: 1375–1425; late Middle English presbetory, presbitory
priests' bench, for Late Latin presbyterium
group of elders < Greek presbytérion.