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presbyter

pres·by·ter

presbyter

pronunciation:
prez bih tr [or] pres bih tr
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an elder who served as teacher, priest, and administrator in the early Christian church.
definition 2: a priest in certain hierarchical churches.
definition 3: a teaching or governing elder in the Presbyterian church.
similar words:
elder
derivation: presbyteral (adj.)