Meaning of presbyter

pres•by•ter

Pronunciation: (prez'bi-tur, pres'-), [key]
— n.
  1. (in the early Christian church) an office bearer who exercised teaching, priestly, and administrative functions.
  2. (in hierarchical churches) a priest.
  3. an elder in a Presbyterian church.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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