A teaching elder in the Presbyterian Church.(noun)
A ruling elder in the Presbyterian Church.(noun)
An elder of the congregation in the early Christian church.(noun)
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Use "presbyter" in a sentence
"The term presbyter is undoubtedly an honorific title, while that of episcopus primarily indicates the function performed."
"The term presbyter was of common use in the Jewish Church, as denoting the "rulers" of the synagogue (cf. Luke, xiii, 14)."
"“Priest” comes from the Greek word presbyter, which means “elder.”"