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synod

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Ancient Greek σύνοδος (súnodos, assembly, meeting), from σύν (sún, with) (English syn-) + ὁδός (hodós, way, path).

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synod (plural synods)

  1. An ecclesiastic council or meeting to consult on church matters.
  2. An administrative division of churches, either the entire denomination, as in the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod, or a mid-level division (middle judicatory, district) as in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
  3. An assembly or council having civil authority; a legislative body.
    • Shakespeare
      It hath in solemn synods been decreed.
    • Dryden
      Parent of gods and men, propitious Jove! And you, bright synod of the powers above.
  4. (astronomy) A conjunction of two or more of the heavenly bodies.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Milton to this entry?)

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Usage differs between different churches – see uses in different Communions.

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synod m

  1. synod (an ecclesiastic council or meeting to consult on church matters)

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