Of or pertaining to a presbyter, or to ecclesiastical government by presbyters; relating to those who uphold church government by presbyters; also, to the doctrine, discipline, and worship of a communion so governed.
The name of a Christian denomination, like the Presbyterian Church, USA, who trace their spiritual roots back to Calvin. A method of church government by the ministers and representative elders from each congregation in a given district.
A generic name given to churches in various parts of the world who trace their roots to the protestant Reformation of the 16th. century and who accept a form of church government in which crucial decisions are made by elders. The word Presbyterian is derived from the Greek word that appears in the New Testament and which is translated "elder" (as in Acts 15:2 and 20:17, etc.).