use presbyter in a sentence.
The term presbyter is undoubtedly an honorific title, while that of episcopus primarily indicates the function performed.
The term presbyter was of common use in the Jewish Church, as denoting the "rulers" of the synagogue (cf. Luke, xiii, 14).
“Priest” comes from the Greek word presbyter, which means “elder.”
He infers far too much from the fact that the titles presbyter and bishop are synonymous in the New Testament, relying chiefly on an ordinance concerning the election of bishops of the Alexandrian Church, which prescribed that, in accordance with an ancient tradition the college of presbyters should always choose and consecrate one of its own number.
The designation presbyter, it is suggested, may have been given to all those who were recognized as having a claim to some voice in directing the affairs of the community, whether this were based on official status, or social rank, or benefactions to the local Church, or on some other ground; while those presbyters who had received the laying on of hands would be known, not simply as