from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. See under Council.
- n. an assembly of prelates or divines convened from the whole body of the church to regulate matters of doctrine or discipline.
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- n. (early Christian church) one of seven gatherings of bishops from around the known world under the presidency of the Pope to regulate matters of faith and morals and discipline
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