Proedri (πρόεδροι , Lat. presides, prcesidentes) is one of the titles which were given in the ancient Church to the bishops, and was used in close connection with the word πρεσβύτερος. SEE PRESBYTER. It is derived from the προεδρία, the elevated seat which the bishop occupied in the synod and in the religious assemblies of the people. See Coleman, Ancient Christianity Exemplified (Phila. 1856, 8vo), p. 131, and the references quoted on p. 601; Siegel, Christliche Alterthiiumer (see Index in vol. 4); Riddle, Christ. Antiquities, p. 211.

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