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presbyter , ĕri, m., = πρεσβύτερος.
I. In gen., an elder (eccl. Lat.), Tert. Cor. Mil. 15.—
II. In partic., an elder or presbyter in the Christian Church: “quid facit, exceptā ordinatione, episcopus, quod presbyter non faciat?Hier. ad Evagr. Ep. 146; Tert. Baptism. 17; Hadr. ap. Vop. Sat. 8, 3; Vulg. Jacob. 5, 14.
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