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presbytery

[prez-bi-ter-ee, pres-] /ˈprɛz bɪˌtɛr i, ˈprɛs-/
noun, plural presbyteries.
1.
a body of presbyters or elders.
2.
(in Presbyterian churches) an ecclesiastical court consisting of all the ministers and one or two presbyters from each congregation in a district.
3.
the churches under the jurisdiction of a presbytery.
4.
the part of a church appropriated to the clergy.
5.
Roman Catholic Church. a rectory.
Origin of presbytery
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English presbetory, presbitory priests' bench, for Late Latin presbyterium group of elders < Greek presbytérion. See presbyter, -y3
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British Dictionary definitions for presbytery

presbytery

/ˈprɛzbɪtərɪ; -trɪ/
noun (pl) -teries
1.
(Presbyterian Church)
  1. a local Church court composed of ministers and elders
  2. the congregations or churches within the jurisdiction of any such court
2.
the part of a cathedral or church east of the choir, in which the main altar is situated; sanctuary
3.
presbyters or elders collectively
4.
government of a church by presbyters or elders
5.
(RC Church) the residence of a parish priest
Word Origin
C15: from Old French presbiterie, from Church Latin presbyterium, from Greek presbyterion; see presbyter
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Word Origin and History for presbytery
n.

"part of a church reserved for the clergy," early 15c., from Church Latin presbyterium, from Greek presbyterion, from presbyteros "an elder" (see Presbyterian). Meaning "body of elders in the Presbyterian system" is recorded from 1570s.

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