- Italian Trento. Ancient Tridentum. a city in N Italy, on the Adige River.
- Council of, the ecumenical council of the Roman Catholic Church that met at Trent intermittently from 1545 to 1563, and defined church doctrine and condemned the Reformation.
- a river in central England, flowing NE from Staffordshire to the Humber. 170 miles (275 km) long.
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Council of Trent
- the council of the Roman Catholic Church that met between 1545 and 1563 at Trent in S Tyrol. Reacting against the Protestants, it reaffirmed traditional Catholic beliefs and formulated the ideals of the Counter-Reformation
- a river in central England, rising in Staffordshire and flowing generally northeast into the Humber: the chief river of the Midlands. Length: 270 km (170 miles)
- Also: Trient the German name for Trento
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Word Origin and History for council of trent
river in England, from Celtic, perhaps "great wanderer," in reference to its flooding. The city in Italy (Italian Trento) is Roman Tridentum, in reference to the triple-peaked mountain nearby. The great ecumenical council there was from 1543-63.
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