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local preacher

noun
1.
(in early Methodism) a layperson appointed to supervise the congregation and conduct services between visits of a circuit rider.
2.
(in the southern U.S.) a lay preacher.
Origin
1765-1775
1765-75
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  • Gray is a local preacher, and is well known to different congregations in the country districts to whom he preached the gospel.

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