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elder

noun adult, advanced in years, ancestor, ancient, antiquated, antique, archaic, early, elderly, matured, older man, older woman, one of the older generation, original, senior, senior citizen, superannuated, veteran, vintage
Associated concepts: elder care, medicare, social security
See also: adult, predecessor, primogenitor
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6) He distinguishes such ideological systems from mundane patterns of power that might more broadly be termed 'social hierarchies' --systems of achieved or hereditary rank, hierarchies of chieftainship or eldership or gender--seeing these as necessarily and fundamentally separate.
Quoting his own concurrence in Maryland & Virginia Eldership of the Churches of God v.
Likewise, Isaac inherently understood the authority and respect afforded to eldership in his Ethiopian tradition and he knew how to tap into that resource by creating highly successful networks of interreligious elder mediators.
It was unfortunate that a decision to print working papers on the proposed role of the bishop in the united church as appendices to the report served only to increase suspicion that any united church would be dominated by bishops at the expense of the role of the Eldership.
A stranger to the English ecclesiastical polity in 1640, ruling eldership had been an integral part of the Scottish kirk for over sixty years and had also functioned successfully in the congregationalist churches of New England.
Your art has carried you to the unique and honored status of eldership among peers.
It included the ordination and induction of Mr Stephen Pickup to the church eldership.
In Maryland and Virginia Eldership of the Churches of God v.
They were, he said "very earnest in the debate" as to "whether the matters of scandall in such as were to be admitted to the Sacrement should be examined by the minister & Eldership of euery Parish or by some Justice of the Peace or other Lay Magistrate.
Prophecy, lay eldership, ordination, and episcopacy are all explored in an impressively nuanced way that will offer the best possible point of reconciliation between Rome and Geneva.
An eldership seminar will be held March 8, along with services at 7 p.
This understanding of the substance of the faith has particular importance at ordinations to the eldership and ministry in the church, where the ordinand subscribes to the confession of faith and has liberty of opinion in all matters that do not enter into "the substance of the faith"--a substance that in many respects remains undefined--and where attempts to seek such a definition have been resisted.