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
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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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