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holy synod

noun, Eastern Church
1.
the governing council of an autocephalous church, composed of bishops and presided over by the patriarch or another prelate.
Origin
1760-1770
1760-70
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holy synod

noun
1.
the governing body of any of the Orthodox Churches
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