Definition of presbyteral in US English:



  • See presbyter

    • ‘Parish and diocesan pastoral councils, like presbyteral councils, are in place, but they do not seem to work very well.’
    • ‘Bishops should resume their traditional roles as vicars of Christ in their own dioceses and be prepared to consult with the presbyteral, pastoral, and finance councils provided for in canon law.’
    • ‘The presbyter, a member of the ‘priesthood in the presbyteral order,’ is teacher, priest and shepherd, leads and unifies the faithful, and shares in the priesthood of bishops.’
    • ‘Some form of the academy, however, remains the place where candidates for presbyteral ordination receive their formation.’