[ sin-uh d ]
/ ˈsɪn əd /
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.
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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 synodsyn·od·al, adjectivean·ti·syn·od, adjectivesub·syn·od, nounsub·syn·od·al, adjective
Words nearby synod
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British Dictionary definitions for synod
/ (ˈsɪnəd, ˈsɪnɒd) /
a local or special ecclesiastical council, esp of a diocese, formally convened to discuss ecclesiastical affairs
Derived forms of synodsynodal 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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