noun, plural con·sis·to·ries.
Words nearby consistory
Origin of consistory
OTHER WORDS FROM consistorycon·sis·to·ri·al [kon-si-stawr-ee-uh l, -stohr-] /ˌkɒn sɪˈstɔr i əl, -ˈstoʊr-/, con·sis·to·ri·an, adjectivenon·con·sis·to·ri·al, adjective
Examples from the Web for consistory
But at a consistory of cardinals in Vatican City on Monday, Francis made his case.
The law was made for man; the claims and instincts of womanhood must override the decrees of any Consistory Court.Lola Montez|Edmund B. d'Auvergne
He died in 1451 as administrator of the consistory of the Utraquist Church.A History of Bohemian Literature|Count Ltzow
Both chapels are stone-vaulted, but the northern has a feature which is not found in the Consistory Court.Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Lincoln|A. F. Kendrick
The Consistory of Brandenburg, within whose jurisdiction Berlin lies, refused to admit him on account of his heterodox views.Practical Essays|Alexander Bain
Here he was held in high esteem, and in 1715 became Primarius of his faculty and member of the Consistory.
British Dictionary definitions for consistory
noun plural -ries
- the court of a diocese (other than Canterbury) administering ecclesiastical law
- the area in a church where the consistory meets