Definitions for "Presbytery"
Keywords:  choir, clergy, elder, church, chancel
A body of elders in the early Christian church.
A judicatory consisting of all the ministers within a certain district, and one layman, who is a ruling elder, from each parish or church, commissioned to represent the church in conjunction with the pastor. This body has a general jurisdiction over the churches under its care, and next below the provincial synod in authority.
That part of the church reserved for the officiating priest.
Keywords:  polity, religion
The Presbyterian religion of polity.
Keywords:  conference, local
or local conference