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presbyterate

[prez-bit-er-it, -uh-reyt, pres-] /prɛzˈbɪt ər ɪt, -əˌreɪt, prɛs-/
noun
1.
the office of a presbyter or elder.
2.
a body of presbyters or elders.
Origin
1635-1645
1635-45; < Medieval Latin presbyterātus. See presbyter, -ate3
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presbyterate

/prɛzˈbɪtərɪt; -ˌreɪt/
noun
1.
the status or office of a presbyter
2.
a group of presbyters
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