consistory

All Noun Adjective
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  • She won a consistory court case over her claim to the rights to her land.
  • People who heard us talk would think we were holding a consistory or a divorce court. Cited from Comedies, by Ludvig Holberg
  • The meetings of the society initially took place in the consistory room at the old university.
  • Suppose you were not satisfied with the Consistory, what did you do then? Cited from David Copperfield, by Charles Dickens
  • All these members in the consistory have the right to vote.
  • They sent to the Consistory at Paris, and got a minister, and they are doing very well! Cited from France and the Republic, by William Henry Hurlbert
  • This was a very controversial move and led, eventually, to a consistory court.
  • On the third day after her arrival she spoke in full consistory, pleading the cause of peace. Cited from Letters of Catherine Benincasa,Catherine Benincasa
  • If he decides that there is a case to answer, then the trial begins in the consistory court.
  • Departments having less than this number might combine with others; but none had more than one consistory.
  • In some cases, especially in former times, a cardinal may have received the red hat after the consistory or never.
  • Lipp passed the idea on to the consistory, where it found little support.
  • "The office of the Consistory is to keep watch on the life of every one." Cited from The Age of the Reformation, by Preserved Smith
  • During her reign, she established a consistory and set the salaries for school and church officials.
  • The central consistory consisted of three grand rabbis and two lay members.
  • Consistories, forming executive body of a state church, had often great powers through the authority of the secular government.
  • At the same time, the consistory insisted that Sunday school continue to use Dutch material.
  • Finally, they decided to establish the choir as an independent organization in order to separate it from the consistory.
  • In his defense he wrote a pamphlet defending what he and his consistory believed to be the truth.
  • Some time passed before the clergyman could write to the consistory about him and get permission for him to contract a new marriage. Cited from Invisible Links, by Selma Lagerlof
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Meaning of consistory

  • noun A church tribunal or governing body