Definitions for Presbyterianˌprɛz bɪˈtɪər i ən, ˌprɛs-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pres•by•te•ri•anˌprɛz bɪˈtɪər i ən, ˌprɛs-(adj.)

  1. pertaining to or based on the principle of ecclesiastical government by presbyters or presbyteries.

    Category: Religion

  2. (cap.) designating or pertaining to various churches having this form of government and professing more or less modified forms of Calvinism.

    Category: Religion

  3. (n.)(cap.) a member of a Presbyterian church; a person who supports Presbyterianism.

    Category: Religion

Origin of presbyterian:

1635–45

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Presbyterian(noun)

    a follower of Calvinism as taught in the Presbyterian Church

Wiktionary

  1. presbyterian(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to a presbyter, or to ecclesiastical government by presbyters; relating to those who uphold church government by presbyters; also, to the doctrine, discipline, and worship of a communion so governed.

  2. Presbyterian(Noun)

    A person belonging to the Presbyterian Church.

  3. Presbyterian(Noun)

    A person set in their ways, or who doesn't drink, smoke or have sex.

  4. Presbyterian(Adjective)

    Relating to the Presbyterian Church.

  5. Presbyterian(Adjective)

    (also with lower case p) Describing a person set in their ways or doesn't smoke, drink or have sex, particularly one religious and/or Scottish; a Puritan.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Presbyterian(adj)

    of or pertaining to a presbyter, or to ecclesiastical government by presbyters; relating to those who uphold church government by presbyters; also, to the doctrine, discipline, and worship of a communion so governed

  2. Presbyterian(noun)

    one who maintains the validity of ordination and government by presbyters; a member of the Presbyterian church

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