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- Pertaining to a royal court. In the old German empire, the Aulic Council was the personal council of the emperor, and one of the two supreme courts of the empire which decided without appeal. It was instituted about 1502, and organized under a definite constitution in 1559, modified in 1654. It finally consisted of a president, a vice-president, and eighteen councilors, six of whom were Protestants; the unanimous vote of the latter could not be set aside by the others. The Aulic Council ceased to exist on the extinction of the German empire in 1806. The title is now given to the Council of State of the Emperor of Austria. Also
- [⟨ aula, 2.] In anatomy, of or pertaining to the aula. Wilder.
- n. Formerly, in the University of Paris, the ceremony of conferring the degree of doctor in theology, including a harangue by the chancellor and a disputation upon a thesis written and defended by the candidate: so called because it was held in the great hall of the archbishopric.
- adj. Of or pertaining to a royal court; courtly
- n. A ceremony at some European universities to confer a doctor of divinity degree
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Pertaining to a royal court.
- n. The ceremony observed in conferring the degree of doctor of divinity in some European universities. It begins by a harangue of the chancellor addressed to the young doctor, who then receives the cap, and presides at the disputation (also called the
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“At first this sentence was the act of the [v. 03 p. 0305] emperor or king himself, but as the Empire became more German, and its administration less personal, it was entrusted to the imperial aulic council (_Reichshofrat_), and to the imperial court of justice or imperial chamber (_Reichskammergericht_).”
“Italy, and was then made aulic councillor in 1735.”
“Crown of the third class; on the occasion of his seventieth birthday, he received the title and character of an aulic councillor.”
“As aulic councillor for ecclesiastical affairs, Gruber drafted the statute of organization for the Archdiocese of Salzburg, on his succession to which he laboured in the true spirit of St. Augustine.”
“+ The Schwenkfeldians were founded by Kaspar of Schwenkfeld, aulic councillor of Duke Frederick of Liegnitz and canon.”
“It would be just as correct to term poetry _economic_, because there have been aulic and stipendiary poets, and there are poets the sale of whose verses helps them to gain their livelihood, if it does not altogether provide it.”
“Under such conditions, then, aulic cabals and chamber cabinets are sure to become dominant sometimes.”
“It was in that country that the emperor Maximilian became acquainted with the institution; and by the erection of the aulic councils at Innspruck and Vienna (1498 and 1501), he gave the principal impulse to the imitation of it in Germany.”
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