synod

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EtymologyEdit

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.
    • Milton
      A third part of the Gods, in synod met
      Their deities to assert; who, while they feel
      Vigour divine within them, can allow
      Omnipotence to none.
  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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  1. synod (an ecclesiastic council or meeting to consult on church matters)

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