Definition of Synod

1. Noun. A council convened to discuss ecclesiastical business.

Generic synonyms: Council



Definition of Synod

1. n. An ecclesiastic council or meeting to consult on church matters.

Definition of Synod

1. Noun. An ecclesiastic council or meeting to consult on church matters. ¹

2. Noun. An administrative division of churches, either the entire denomination, as in the (w Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod), or a mid-level division ((w middle judicatory), district) as in the (w Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Synod

1. a church council [n -S] : SYNODAL, SYNODIC [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Synod

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synod (current term)
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Literary usage of Synod

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"The most prominent was the Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran synod of North America, ... Prior to this the Norwegian Hauge synod had been organized through the ..."

2. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1911)
"This informal assembly, to receive official recognition, must necessarily be followed by a synod of duly qualified delegates of the various congregations, ..."

3. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"This synod met once a year. Finally, there was the national synod, which inet every year if possible. (1) Ministers were not elected by the congregation ..."

4. American Journal of Education by Barnard (1882)
"The Southern General synod, organized in 1862, had at the same time: 126 ... It comprises twelve synods, viz : The New York Ministerium, the synod of ..."

5. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"The most prominent was the Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran synod of North America, ... Prior to this the Norwegian Hauge synod had been organized through the ..."

6. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1911)
"This informal assembly, to receive official recognition, must necessarily be followed by a synod of duly qualified delegates of the various congregations, ..."

7. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"This synod met once a year. Finally, there was the national synod, which inet every year if possible. (1) Ministers were not elected by the congregation ..."

8. American Journal of Education by Barnard (1882)
"The Southern General synod, organized in 1862, had at the same time: 126 ... It comprises twelve synods, viz : The New York Ministerium, the synod of ..."

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