noun Eastern Church.
the governing council of an autocephalous church, composed of bishops and presided over by the patriarch or another prelate.
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Origin of holy synod
First recorded in 1760–70
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British Dictionary definitions for holy synod
the governing body of any of the Orthodox Churches
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