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EtymologyEdit

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

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  • enPR: sĭn'əd, IPA(key): /ˈsɪn.əd/
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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.
  4. (astronomy) A conjunction of two or more of the heavenly bodies.

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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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