Ruling elder

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Ruling elder a lay presbyter or member of a Presbyterian church session.
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Usage

In literature:

Observe not the rule of the elders, but speak at once.
"The Arrow-Maker" by Mary Austin
In these matters children are as a rule far sharper than their elders are accustomed to believe.
"The Sexual Life of the Child" by Albert Moll
What transpired in that fatal interview between him and the ruling elder could never be accurately learned from the former.
"Duncan Polite" by Marian Keith
But how is that consistent, that the elders should rule, and yet all should be subject one to the other?
"The Epistles of St. Peter and St. Jude Preached and Explained" by Martin Luther
It is equally sound as a rule for dealing with their elders.
"The Message and the Man:" by J. Dodd Jackson
Where is auld Robert Maxwell the ruling elder?
"Recreations of Christopher North, Volume I (of 2)" by John Wilson
Until then he had been the charge and anxiety of his elders, and under their rule and advice.
"Strangers and Wayfarers" by Sarah Orne Jewett
You, a ruling elder, in a circus!
"Christine" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
Her devotion to the elder nun had inevitably increased by the very restrictions that the convent rules placed upon their intercourse.
"Consequences" by E. M. Delafield
Elderly colonels are sometimes a little deaf and they shout as a rule.
"Over Here" by Hector MacQuarrie
The Zadruga was ruled by an elder or Stareschina.
"Serbia: A Sketch" by Helen Leah Reed
As a rule, the elder branch of a family takes precedence over the younger.
"Narrative of the Circumnavigation of the Globe by the Austrian Frigate Novara, Volume III" by Karl Ritter von Scherzer
For forty-six years, the Children of Israel were ruled by Joshua and the elders who outlived him.
""Granny's Chapters"" by Lady Mary Ross
The congregation followed the English Church rules of doctrine and appointed their Elders and Vestry.
"History of Halifax City" by Thomas B. Akins
W. H. Simpson was a ruling elder in my church.
"The Iron Furnace" by John H. Aughey
The teacher then readeth and expoundeth a chapter; then a psalm is sung, which one of the ruling Elders dictates.
"Nooks and Corners of the New England Coast" by Samuel Adams Drake
Only the man who could not help himself sought, as a rule, the decision of the elder or judge.
"The History of Antiquity, Vol. II (of VI)" by Max Duncker
Doubtless, as she was a very pretty girl, she would be very soon sealed to some ruling elder.
"Modern Leaders: Being a Series of Biographical Sketches" by Justin McCarthy
The elder lady was tall and stately, and although not aggressive in any way, her manner was distinctly that of one accustomed to rule.
"The Angel" by Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
The bratstvo is ruled by an elder, elected by all its male members.
"On the Trail of The Immigrant" by Edward A. Steiner
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In news:

Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley, Inc. Clarifying rules on hospital admissions.
The United Methodist Church's highest court halted a plan by church leadership to essentially end job security for 31,000 "elders," or ordained clergy, in a Sunday ruling.
The service was held by a group of ministers and ruling elders representing the Presbytery of South Alabama.
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In science:

Although we cannot rule it out for still larger times t, we see no evidence for a further crossover to a regime with asymptotic exponent α ≤ 1/2 as demanded by Grant and Elder .
3D Spinodal Decomposition in the Inertial Regime
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