church council

  1. (in certain Lutheran churches) a body of lay delegates chosen from the congregation and charged with supporting the pastor in religious instruction, contributions to the church, etc.

Words Nearby church council Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use church council in a sentence

  • If the Bible were the word of God it would not have required the deliberations of a church council to determine the fact.

    The Bible | John E. Remsburg
  • The church council at Bziers was the first to pay special attention to the question of Jews' practising the medicinal art.

  • The city of Trent is the capital of Trentino, famous in history, and the seat of the long church council in 1545-46.

  • In this and other matters there was talk of an appeal from the pope to a church council.

    A History of Spain | Charles E. Chapman
  • These two brethren were the joint authors of the history, and in their capacity as church council gave it ecumenical authority.

    The Gentle Reader | Samuel McChord Crothers