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The president or moderator of each church court was Primus inter pares.
He takes precedence, Primus inter pares, of all the members, and is recognized as the official head of the Church during his term of office.
The moderator has no special power or supremacy over his brethren, but is honoured and obeyed as Primus inter pares.
Del Cano was received with great distinction by the emperor, who granted him a globe for his crest, and the motto Primus circumdedisti me.
In course of time there emerged from this presbyterial body a Primus inter pares, i.e.