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- n. An association of ministers from various religious groups who come together to work for a specific purpose, such as the socioeconomic needs of a community.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In the Lutheran Church, a body of ordained ministers having the sole charge of examining, licensing. and ordaining candidates for the ministry, of conducting trials for clerical heresy, and of hearing all appeals from church councils for lay heresy.
- n. A name sometimes given to the epistle corner of a Christian altar, because there the server or minister assists the priest celebrant iu making preparation for offering the eucharislic sacrifice.
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