Pronunciation: (prez"bi-tēr'ē-un, pres"-), [key]
1. pertaining to or based on the principle of ecclesiastical government by presbyters or presbyteries.
2. (cap.) designating or pertaining to various churches having this form of government and professing more or less modified forms of Calvinism.
(cap.) a member of a Presbyterian church; a person who supports Presbyterianism.
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