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Of, relating to, or generated by a council: a conciliar appointment made by the governor; conciliar edicts.

[From Latin concilium, council; see council.]
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(Ecclesiastical Terms) of, from, or by means of a council, esp an ecclesiastical one
conˈciliarly adv
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(kənˈsɪl i ər)

of, pertaining to, or issued by a council.
[1650–60; < Latin concili(um) council + -ar1]
con•cil′i•ar•ly, adv.
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Thus William Prynne, who made extensive use of the arguments of Ponet, the Vindiciae, Buchanan and the Scottish conciliarist John Mair, repeatedly evoked the example of conciliar jurisdictional superiority set by the Councils of Pisa, Constance and Basel and even by the conciliabulum of Pisa in 1511.(105) And he also cited at length Aeneas Sylvius's rendition of a speech delivered in 1431 during the debates at Basel.
El autor sigue un metodo claro que comprende tres momentos: el previo al Concilio, el magisterio conciliar, y el destino postconciliar de los tres temas tratados.
Chapters 3 and 4 address the two major results of the conciliar debates and votes: the primacy of the pope and infallibility.
Nicholas (1401-64), was a series of contradictions, says Serina: a canon lawyer and a humanist, a speculative philosopher and a residential bishop, a German prelate and a Roman cardinal, a heavily beneficed secular priest and an observant reformer of monastic houses, and most controversially an exponent of the conciliar theory and a defender of papal authority against the rump council at Basel.
El Centro de Pastoral para las misiones internas parecia el instrumento adecuado para responder a los desafios de la nueva perspectiva misionera del dialogo Iglesia-Mundo y de la accion de conjunto (religiosos-obispos, clerigos-laicos, parrocos-militantes de AC, pastores-tecnicos) siguiendo el estilo comunional de la colegialidad conciliar, que ya se vivia en el Centro de Pastoral.
balances the conciliar authors, readers, and the texts themselves, as well as the changing contexts in church and world for interpreting and receiving these texts.
Those unfamiliar with this topic will benefit from Powell's discussion of interpretations and objections, but Powell's claim that the conciliar definition aimed primarily to secure epistemic certainty seems overdone.
While these bilateral dialogues were proliferating in the early 1970s and transforming the world confessional families into full ecumenical actors (which explains their self-renaming as Christian World Communions), the multilateral WCC Faith and Order commission was deepening the New Delhi-Uppsala understanding of the unity we seek by describing it as a conciliar fellowship of churches which are themselves truly united in each place and-logically, by the same token--challenging the world confessional bodies both to recognize that confessional identities "are time-bound in their terms of reference and relevance" and to clarify with the WCC their role in the one ecumenical movement.
A premier publisher of books of interest to Orthodox communities, Conciliar Press offers "Pictures Of God: A Child's Guide To Understanding Icons".