synod

[ sin-uh d ]
/ ˈsɪn əd /

noun

an assembly of ecclesiastics or other church delegates, convoked pursuant to the law of the church, for the discussion and decision of ecclesiastical affairs; ecclesiastical council.
any council.

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Origin of synod

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin synodus < Greek sýnodos meeting, equivalent to syn- syn- + (h)odós way

OTHER WORDS FROM synod

syn·od·al, adjectivean·ti·syn·od, adjectivesub·syn·od, nounsub·syn·od·al, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for synod

synod
/ (ˈsɪnəd, ˈsɪnɒd) /

noun

a local or special ecclesiastical council, esp of a diocese, formally convened to discuss ecclesiastical affairs

Derived forms of synod

synodal or rare synodical, adjective

Word Origin for synod

C14: from Late Latin synodus, from Greek sunodos, from syn- + hodos a way
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