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consistory (s) (noun), consistories (pl)
1. A local governing body in a church: The consistory of a community place of worship cannot appeal for sovereignty.
2. A court in the Church of England which is headed by a bishop: The consistory tribunal was presented the case of impropriety by the bishop because he thought there was enough proof and evidence for consideration in the proceedings.
3. The council of cardinals in the Roman Catholic Church: All the prominent bishops had to wear tags with their names on them at the meeting of the consistory.