Complete Definition of "consistory"

English

Noun
en-noun|consistories

  1. Primarily, a place of standing or staying together; hence, any solemn assembly or council.
  2. The spiritual court of a diocesan bishop held before his chancellor or commissioner in his cathedral church or elsewhere.
  3. An assembly of prelates; a session of the college of cardinals at Rome.
  4. A church tribunal or governing body.
  5. obsolete A civil court of justice.

References
R:Webster 1913

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