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