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presbytery

pres·by·ter·y

presbytery

pronunciation:
prez bih teI ri [or] pres bih teI ri
part of speech: noun
inflections: presbyteries
definition 1: a body of church elders.
definition 2: a Presbyterian district court made up of the ministers and representative elders from each congregation in the district.
definition 3: the churches in the ecclesiastical jurisdiction of such a court.
definition 4: the part of a church set aside for the clergy.