consistory

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  • (noun): Roman Catholic Church An assembly of cardinals presided over by the pope for the solemn promulgation of papal acts, such as the canonization of a saint.
  • (noun): A governing body of a local congregation in certain Reformed churches.
  • (noun): A court appointed to regulate ecclesiastical affairs in Lutheran state churches.
  • (noun): An Anglican diocesan court presided over by a bishop's chancellor or commissary.
  • (noun): The meeting of a consistory.
  • (noun): A council; a tribunal.

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  • (noun): a church tribunal or governing body

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Consistory is the anglicized form of the consistorium, a council of the closest advisors of the Roman emperors. It can also refer to:
A papal consistory, a formal meeting of the Sacred College of Cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church
Consistory court, a type of ecclesiastical court in the Church of England in the United Kingdom
In Scandinavia, the Chapter of a cathedral
Consistory (Protestantism), a distinct governmental and ecclesiastical office in Europe
In continental Reformed churches, a session or governing body of a local church
Consistory (Judaism), a body governing the Jewish congregations of a province or of a country, primarily those under French influence; also the district administered by the consistory
The Spiritual Consistory, an ecclesiastical office in the Russian Orthodox Church during the Synodal period

Example Sentences

  • And then, if that were not enough, the pope has called a consistory, which is a meeting of all the cardinals, cardinals being, if you want, the ministers or the number one people in the Catholic Church below the pope, of course.

  • Cardinals Win One consistory Speaking to faithful gathered in St. Peter's Square on Friday to celebrate the Epiphany, the pope said he planned to elevate the prelates to the rank of cardinal during a Feb. 18 ceremony, known as a consistory.

  • Speaking to faithful gathered in St. Peter's Square on Friday to celebrate the Epiphany, the pope said he planned to elevate the prelates to the rank of cardinal during a Feb. 18 ceremony, known as a consistory.

  • Pope Benedict will convene the meeting of " prayer and reflection " for the cardinals on Nov. 19, one day before he elevates 24 new cardinals in a Vatican ceremony known as a consistory, the Vatican said Monday.

  • The ordination, known as a consistory, was performed in a lavish ceremony Saturday in Saint Peter's Basilica.

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