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.
- syn·od·al, adjective
- an·ti·syn·od, adjective
- sub·syn·od, noun
- sub·syn·od·al, adjective
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How to use synod in a sentence
The bishop's palace which adjoins the cathedral contains a fine synodal hall of the 12th century.
British Dictionary definitions for synod
a local or special ecclesiastical council, esp of a diocese, formally convened to discuss ecclesiastical affairs
- synodal or rare synodical, adjective
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