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Definition of "presbyterian" [presbyterian]

  • Of or relating to ecclesiastical government by presbyters. (adjective)
  • Of or relating to a Presbyterian Church. (adjective)
  • A member or an adherent of a Presbyterian Church. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "presbyterian" in a sentence
  • "As a Calvinist (presbyterian) myself, I have to kind of disagree with you on that .."
  • "My father was raised catholic, my mother presbyterian, she had to be baptized for them to get married."
  • "We saw the sun here yesterday for the first time in a month and, in the best presbyterian tradition, are paying for it today."