AskDefine | Define presbytery

Dictionary Definition

presbytery n : building reserved for the officiating clergy

User Contributed Dictionary



  • /'prEz.bI.tEr.i/
  • /'prɛz.bɪ.tɛɹ.i/


  1. The home of a Roman Catholic parish priest.
  2. A body of elders in the early Christian church.
  3. A section of the church reserved for the clergy.
  4. Presbyters collectively.

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Extensive Definition

Presbytery may refer to:

See also

presbytery in German: Presbyterium
presbytery in French: Consistoire
presbytery in Russian: Пресвитерий
presbytery in Slovak: Presbytérium

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Council of Nicaea, Council of Trent, Easter sepulcher, Lateran Council, Sacred College, Vatican Council, abbacy, ambry, apse, archbishopric, archdeaconry, archiepiscopacy, archiepiscopate, baptistery, bishopdom, bishopric, blindstory, canonicate, canonry, cardinalship, chancel, chaplaincy, chaplainship, chapter, choir, church house, classis, clergy, clergy house, clerical order, clericals, cloisters, conciliarism, conclave, conference, confessional, confessionary, congregation, consistory, convention, convocation, crypt, curacy, deaconry, deaconship, deanery, deanship, diaconicon, diaconicum, diocesan conference, ecclesiastical council, ecumenical council, episcopacy, manse, ministry, nave, parochial church council, parochial council, parsonage, pastorage, pastorate, pastorship, plenary council, porch, prebend, prebendaryship, prelacy, prelateship, prelature, presbyterate, priestery, priesthood, primacy, rabbinate, rectorate, rectorship, rectory, rood loft, rood stair, rood tower, sacrarium, sacristy, session, synod, the cloth, transept, triforium, vestry, vicarage, vicariate, vicarship
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