Synod

Definition of Synod

Syn´od   Pronunciation: sĭn´ŭd
n.1.(Eccl. Hist.) An ecclesiastic council or meeting to consult on church matters.
2.An assembly or council having civil authority; a legislative body.
It hath in solemn synods been decreed,
Both by the Syracusians and ourselves,
To admit no traffic to our adverse towns.
- Shak.
Parent of gods and men, propitious Jove!
And you, bright synod of the powers above.
- Dryden.
3.(Astron.) A conjunction of two or more of the heavenly bodies.

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