presbyterate

presbyterate

[prez-bit-er-it, -uh-reyt, pres-]
noun
1.
the office of a presbyter or elder.
2.
a body of presbyters or elders.

Origin:
1635–45; < Medieval Latin presbyterātus. See presbyter, -ate3

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presbyterate (prɛzˈbɪtərɪt, -ˌreɪt)
 
n
1.  the status or office of a presbyter
2.  a group of presbyters

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