Associations to the word «Synod»

Wiktionary

SYNOD, noun. An ecclesiastic council or meeting to consult on church matters.
SYNOD, noun. An administrative division of churches, either the entire denomination, as in the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod, or a mid-level division (middle judicatory, district) as in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
SYNOD, noun. An assembly or council having civil authority; a legislative body.
SYNOD, noun. (astronomy) A conjunction of two or more of the heavenly bodies.

Dictionary definition

SYNOD, noun. A council convened to discuss ecclesiastical business.

Wise words

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Nathaniel Hawthorne