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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Old French
Origin: presbiterie, from Late Latin presbyterium, from Greek, from presbyteros; PRIEST

presbytery

noun
     
Related topics: Christianity, Buildings
pres‧by‧ter‧y plural presbyteries [countable]
1RRC a local court or council of the Presbyterian church or the area controlled by that church
2RRC a house in which a Roman Catholic priest lives
3RRCTBB the eastern part of a church, behind the area where the choir (=singers) sits

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