Definition of presbyterate in English:

presbyterate

noun

  • See presbyter

    • ‘It's been clear from the beginning that there's nothing in the history of the Church of England and then the Anglican Church of Australia, which legally precludes a woman from being ordained as deacon, presbyterate, or bishop.’
    • ‘But whatever the Vatican decides to do, will you stand with those already outcast from the presbyterate?’
    • ‘Bishops who accept men from other countries into their presbyterates are incapable of doing a thorough search in this matter and rely on the word of other bishops.’
    • ‘He is unimpressed by the fact that the great majority of Christians in the world belong to bodies that, in continuity with two millennia of history, believe women cannot be ordained to what is traditionally called the presbyterate.’

Pronunciation

presbyterate

/prɛzˈbɪt(ə)rət/