American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of a series of councils held in the Lateran Palace, a former papal residence, in Rome between the seventh and the 18th century, five of which (in 1123, 1139, 1179, 1215, and 1512-1517) were ecumenical. The fourth, often considered the most important, produced the doctrine of transubstantiation.
- n. any of five general councils of the Western Catholic Church that were held in the Lateran Palace
“Sicilies, where the Jews had equal rights with the rest of the population; in Italy, where Pope Alexander II was favourable to them, and the Third Lateran Council (1179) passed decrees protecting their religious liberty; in England and its French provinces, where the”
“England, later appearing at the Lateran Council (1215), where he sought to interest Innocent III in his favour.”
“In 1215 at the Lateran Council these attempts were baffled, and the second canon began a profession of faith in these words: "Credimus cum Petro [Lombardo]".”
“Reacting quickly to this, the Fifth Lateran Council of 1513 revived the traditional oath of the Parisian masters of arts; it declared that all discussions of philosophical positions opposed to faith had to include both a defense of revelation and a reasoned argument against heterodox notions.”
“Lateran Council of 1215 had decreed that every Chris - tian was in duty bound to go to confession at least once a year.”
“Lateran Council prescribe that the faithful of Christ should confess”
“The great Lateran Council (1215) also ordered an annual provincial council, but it was not long obeyed.”
“Thereafter he attended the King, probably as chaplain, on his foreign wars, represented him at the French Court, and went to Rome to the Lateran Council of”
“Bishop of Pecs, for the new congregation, but the publication of the decrees of the Lateran Council at this time necessitated a journey to”
“A positive precept was issued by the Fourth Lateran Council (1215) and confirmed by the Council of”
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