What does Presbyterian mean?

Definitions for Presbyterian
ˌprɛz bɪˈtɪər i ən, ˌprɛs-Pres·by·te·ri·an

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Presbyteriannoun

    a follower of Calvinism as taught in the Presbyterian Church

Wiktionary

  1. presbyterianadjective

    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. Presbyteriannoun

    A person belonging to the Presbyterian Church.

  3. Presbyteriannoun

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

  4. Presbyterianadjective

    Relating to the Presbyterian Church.

  5. Presbyterianadjective

    (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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Presbyterianadjective

    Consisting of elders; a term for a modern form of ecclesiastical government.

    Etymology: πϱεσβυτεϱος.

    Chiefly was urged the abolition of episcopal, and the establishing of presbyterian government. Charles I .

  2. Presbyteriannoun

    An abettor of presbytery or calvinistical discipline.

    Etymology: from presbyter.

    One of the more rigid presbyterians. Jonathan Swift.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Presbyterianadjective

    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. Presbyteriannoun

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

  3. Etymology: [Cf. F. presbytrien.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Presbyterian in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Presbyterian in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Presbyterian in a Sentence

  1. Howard Thurman:

    Whether I'm black, white, Presbyterian, Baptist, Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim -- in the presence of God all of these categories by which we relate to each other fade away.

  2. Donald Trump:

    Ben hit me on my faith, and you don't hit a person on faith, i don't know him; he knows nothing about me. I'm Protestant; I'm Presbyterian. I believe strongly, I believe in the Bible strongly.

  3. Rich Carroll:

    I contacted my orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Kevin Jiang, M.D., from New York Presbyterian Hospital, once he gave me the thumbs-up, I started trainingfor my great escape.

  4. Philadelphia Police Sgt. Eric Gripp:

    At some point, this male was struck in the chest and he dropped his weapon, went down to the ground, officers picked him up, transported him to Penn Presbyterian hospital, but unfortunately, he was pronounced shortly after 7:30 p.m.

  5. Wendy Zellner:

    I can confirm that UPMC Presbyterian has been enrolled in Kentucky Medicaid, and we are working to complete enrollment of some of our physicians, kentucky Medicaid executives are helping us to get this done in a streamlined fashion that overcomes previous administrative hurdles and misunderstandings in this complex case.

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