Eldership
Eldership Eld"er*ship, n. 1. The state of being older; seniority. ``Paternity an eldership.'' --Sir W. Raleigh. [1913 Webster]

2. Office of an elder; collectively, a body of elders. [1913 Webster]


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  • eldership — [el′dər ship΄] n. [ ELDER1 + SHIP] 1. the position or duties of an elder in a church 2. a group of elders; presbytery …   English World dictionary

  • eldership — noun see elder III …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • eldership — noun The position or office of being an elder …   Wiktionary

  • eldership — n. state of being older, seniority …   English contemporary dictionary

  • eldership — n. 1. Seniority. 2. Elder s office. 3. Order of elders, body of elders …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • eldership — noun the office of elder • Derivationally related forms: ↑elder • Hypernyms: ↑position, ↑post, ↑berth, ↑office, ↑spot, ↑billet, ↑place, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Nausodis eldership — (Lithuanian: Nausodžio seniūnija) is an eldership in Plungė district municipality to the southwest from Plungė. The administrative center is Varkaliai. As of 2003, there were 3678 inhabitants live in this eldership. The biggest towns and villages …   Wikipedia

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