either of two church councils that met at Nicaea, the first in a.d. 325 to deal with the Arian heresy, the second in a.d. 787 to consider the question of the veneration of images.
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Origin of Nicene Council
Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400
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British Dictionary definitions for nicene council
the first council of Nicaea, the first general council of the Church, held in 325 ad to settle the Arian controversy
the second council of Nicaea, the seventh general council of the Church, held in 787 ad to settle the question of images
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