[kuh n-sis-tuh-ree] /kənˈsɪs tə ri/
noun, plural consistories.
any of various ecclesiastical councils or tribunals.
the place where such a council or tribunal meets.
the meeting of any such body.
Roman Catholic Church. a solemn assembly of the whole body of cardinals, summoned and presided over by the pope.
Anglican Church. a diocesan court for dealing with ecclesiastical and spiritual questions, held in the cathedral church and presided over by the bishop, the bishop’s chancellor, or the commissary.
(in certain Reformed churches) the governing board of a local church or congregation.
any assembly or council.
Obsolete. a council chamber.
noun (pl) -ries
(Church of England)
(RC Church) an assembly of the cardinals and the pope
(in certain Reformed Churches) the governing body of a local congregation or church
(archaic) a council or assembly
c.1300, “secular tribunal,” from Old North French consistorie (Old French consistoire, 12c.) and directly from Late Latin consistorium “waiting room, meeting place of the imperial council,” from Latin consistere (see consist). Meaning “Church council” is from early 14c.
[adjective, noun kuh n-soh-shee-it, -eyt, -see-; verb kuh n-soh-shee-eyt, -see-] /adjective, noun kənˈsoʊ ʃi ɪt, -ˌeɪt, -si-; verb kənˈsoʊ ʃiˌeɪt, -si-/ adjective, noun, verb (used without object), consociated, consociating. 1. . verb (kənˈsəʊʃɪˌeɪt) 1. to enter into or bring into friendly association adjective (kənˈsəʊʃɪɪt; -ˌeɪt) 2. associated or united noun (kənˈsəʊʃɪɪt; -ˌeɪt) 3. an associate […]
[kuh n-soh-see-ey-shuh n, -shee-] /kənˌsoʊ siˈeɪ ʃən, -ʃi-/ noun 1. the act of uniting in association. 2. an association of churches or religious orders. 3. Ecology. a climax community in which a single species is dominant.
/kənˈsəʊʃiːz/ noun (pl) -cies 1. (ecology) a natural community with a single dominant species
[kon-sol, kuh n-sol] /ˈkɒn sɒl, kənˈsɒl/ noun 1. singular of . [kon-solz, kuh n-solz] /ˈkɒn sɒlz, kənˈsɒlz/ plural noun, Sometimes, . 1. the funded government securities of Great Britain that originated in the consolidation in 1751 of various public securities, chiefly in the form of annuities, into a single debt issue without maturity. 1. . […]
[kuh n-sohl] /kənˈsoʊl/ verb (used with object), consoled, consoling. 1. to alleviate or lessen the grief, sorrow, or disappointment of; give solace or comfort: Only his children could console him when his wife died. /kənˈsəʊl/ verb 1. to serve as a source of comfort to (someone) in disappointment, loss, sadness, etc /ˈkɒnsəʊl/ noun 1. an […]