presbyterate
noun see presbyter

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Presbyterate — Pres*byt er*ate, n. [L. presbyteratus: cf. F. presbyt[ e]rat.] A presbytery; also, presbytership. Heber. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • presbyterate — [prez bit′ər it, presbit′ər it; prez bit′ ə rāt΄, pres bit′ər āt΄] n. [ML(Ec) presbyteratus] 1. the office of a presbyter 2. a body of presbyters …   English World dictionary

  • presbyterate — /prez bit euhr it, euh rayt , pres /, n. 1. the office of a presbyter or elder. 2. a body of presbyters or elders. [1635 45; < ML presbyteratus. See PRESBYTER, ATE3] * * * …   Universalium

  • presbyterate — noun A presbytery; also, presbytership …   Wiktionary

  • presbyterate — pres·byt·er·ate …   English syllables

  • presbyterate —  Пресвитерат …   Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов

  • presbyterate — pres•byt•er•ate [[t]prɛzˈbɪt ər ɪt, əˌreɪt, prɛs [/t]] n. 1) rel the office of a presbyter or elder 2) rel a body of presbyters or elders • Etymology: 1635–45; < ML …   From formal English to slang

  • presbyterate — /prɛzˈbɪtərət/ (say prez bituhruht) noun 1. the office of presbyter or elder. 2. a body of presbyters. {presbyter + ate3} …   Australian English dictionary

  • presbyterate —  ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷rə̇t, ˌrāt noun ( s) Etymology: Late Latin presbyteratus office of a presbyter, from presbyter + Latin atus ate 1. : a body of presbyters or elders : presbytery 2 2. : the o …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hierarchy of the Early Church — • The word hierarchy is used here to denote the three grades of bishop, priest, and deacon (ministri) Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Hierarchy of the Early Church     Hierarchy of the Early Church …   Catholic encyclopedia

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