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1. A council or an assembly of church officials or churches; an ecclesiastical council.
2. A council or an assembly.

[Middle English, from Latin synodus, from Greek sunodos, meeting, assembly : sun-, syn- + hodos, way, course.]

syn′od·al (sĭn′ə-dl) adj.
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(ˈsɪnəd; ˈsɪnɒd)
(Ecclesiastical Terms) a local or special ecclesiastical council, esp of a diocese, formally convened to discuss ecclesiastical affairs
[C14: from Late Latin synodus, from Greek sunodos, from syn- + hodos a way]
ˈsynodal, synˈodical adj
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(ˈsɪn əd)

1. an assembly of ecclesiastics or other church delegates that discusses and decides upon church affairs; ecclesiastical council.
2. any council.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin synodus < Greek sýnodos meeting =syn- syn- + hodós way]
syn′od•al, adj.
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 an assembly of the clergy; of ministers or elders.
Examples: synod of greedy caterpillars, 1580; of cooks, 1763; of peers, 1849; of prelates; of all sweets, 1649.
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Noun1.synod - a council convened to discuss ecclesiastical businesssynod - a council convened to discuss ecclesiastical business
council - a meeting of people for consultation; "emergency council"
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[ˈsɪnəd] Nsínodo m
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[ˈsɪnəd] nsynode m
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nSynode f
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[ˈsɪnəd] nsinodo
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References in periodicals archive ?
(9) See Viorel Ionita, Towards the Holy and Great Synod of the Orthodox Church: The Decisions of the Pan-Orthodox Meetings since 1923 until 2009, Studia Oecumenica Friburgensia 62 (Basel: Reinhardt-Verlag, 2014).
Apparently, divorced people have formally been allowed to marry under the Church of England all the way back since the Great Synod Ruling of 2002.
The two men also discussed the situation of the Christian population in the Middle East and the need to convene soon the future Great Synod of Orthodoxy.