subsynod

synod

[sin-uhd]
noun
1.
an assembly of ecclesiastics or other church delegates, convoked pursuant to the law of the church, for the discussion and decision of ecclesiastical affairs; ecclesiastical council.
2.
any council.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Latin synodus < Greek sýnodos meeting, equivalent to syn- syn- + (h)odós way

synodal, adjective
antisynod, adjective
subsynod, noun
subsynodal, adjective
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synod (ˈsɪnəd, ˈsɪnɒd)
 
n
a local or special ecclesiastical council, esp of a diocese, formally convened to discuss ecclesiastical affairs
 
[C14: from Late Latin synodus, from Greek sunodos, from syn- + hodos a way]
 
'synodal
 
adj
 
syn'odical
 
adj

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synod
late 14c., "ecclesiastical council," from L.L. synodus, from Gk. synodos "assembly, meeting, conjunction of planets," from syn- "together" + hodos "a going, a way" (see cede). Used by Presbyterians for "assembly of ministers and other elders" from 1593 to c.1920, when replaced by General Council.
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