Definition of eldership in English:

eldership

noun

See elder

  • ‘The eldership is a very strong element of our tradition and we expressed a lot of concern about the reduction in their role under the proposed new structure.’
  • ‘She congratulated him on his 40 years in the world of art and on his recent award of a staff of eldership and chief's title in the Orisha community.’
  • ‘The Moderator has said her appointment should be a significant boost to the eldership in Scotland and to the role of women in the church.’
  • ‘Ian joined the eldership at West Park in June 2003.’
  • ‘Within two years he created an eldership and divided the duties, which left the deacons out of some decision making.’

Pronunciation

eldership

/ˈɛldəʃɪp/