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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.
any council.
a local or special ecclesiastical council, esp of a diocese, formally convened to discuss ecclesiastical affairs


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