Elders vs Consistory - What's the difference?

elders | consistory |


As nouns the difference between elders and consistory

is that elders is while consistory is primarily, a place of standing or staying together; hence, any solemn assembly or council.

elders

English

Noun

(head)
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    consistory

    English

    Noun

    (consistories)
  • Primarily, a place of standing or staying together; hence, any solemn assembly or council.
  • * Milton
  • To council summons all his mighty peers, / Within thick clouds and dark tenfold involved, / A gloomy consistory .
  • The spiritual court of a diocesan bishop held before his chancellor or commissioner in his cathedral church or elsewhere.
  • (Hook)
  • An assembly of prelates; a session of the college of cardinals at Rome.
  • * Francis Bacon
  • Pius was then hearing of causes in consistory .
  • A church tribunal or governing body, especially of elders in a Reformed church.
  • (obsolete) A civil court of justice.
  • (Chaucer)

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