Origin of consistory
OTHER WORDS FROM consistorycon·sis·to·ri·al [kon-si-stawr-ee-uhl, -stohr-], /ˌkɒn sɪˈstɔr i əl, -ˈstoʊr-/, con·sis·to·ri·an, adjectivenon·con·sis·to·ri·al, adjective
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How to use consistory in a sentence
But at a consistory of cardinals in Vatican City on Monday, Francis made his case.
He created in the Consistory a Calvinistic inquisition, absolutely similar to the revolutionary tribunal of Robespierre.Catherine de' Medici|Honore de Balzac
This end of the transept was till quite recently railed off, and used as the consistory court of the Chancellor of Carlisle.Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Carlisle|C. King Eley
On January 2, 1821, the property was finally deeded to the consistory.
In 1843, on the land back of the church the "Consistory Building" was erected.
But the consistory could not itself inflict punishment; that was the province of the civil government.Beacon Lights of History, Volume VI|John Lord
British Dictionary definitions for consistory
- the court of a diocese (other than Canterbury) administering ecclesiastical law
- the area in a church where the consistory meets