presbytery: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (prez'bi-ter"ē, pres'-), [key]
— pl. -ter•ies.
- a body of presbyters or elders.
- (in Presbyterian churches) an ecclesiastical court consisting of all the ministers and one or two presbyters from each congregation in a district.
- the churches under the jurisdiction of a presbytery.
- the part of a church appropriated to the clergy.
- a rectory.
- presbytery (Thesaurus)