1. An elder in the early Christian church. See 2d Citation under Bishop, n., 1.
2. Ch. of Eng. & Prot. Epis. Ch. One ordained to the second order in the ministry; -- called also priest.
I rather term the one sort presbyter than priest. --Hooker.
New presbyter is but old priest writ large. --Milton.
3. Presbyterian Ch. A member of a presbytery whether lay or clerical.
4. A Presbyterian. [Obs.]
n : an elder in the Presbyterian Church