Designating a church which upholds church government by presbyters, or elders. It is a form of church government which invests presbyters, or elders, with all spiritual power and admits no prelates over them. Under King Charles I, the Presbyterians held sway in England’s Parliament. When Oliver Cromwell became the Lord Protector after Charles’ execution he purged Parliament of Presbyterian control.
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