Ecumenical council

Ecumenical council
Ecumenic Ec`u*men"ic, Ecumenical Ec`u*men"ic*al, a. [L. oecumenicus, Gr. ? (sc. ?) the inhabited world, fr. ? to inhabit, from o'i^kos house, dwelling. See {Economy}.] General; universal; in ecclesiastical usage, that which concerns the whole church; as, an ecumenical council. [Written also {[oe]cumenical}.] [1913 Webster]

{Ecumenical Bishop}, a title assumed by the popes.

{Ecumenical council}. See under {Council}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Ecumenical council — Council Coun cil (koun s[i^]l), n. [F. concile, fr. L. concilium; con + calare to call, akin to Gr. ??? to call, and E. hale, v., haul. Cf. {Conciliate}. This word is often confounded with counsel, with which it has no connection.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ecumenical council — This article is about ecumenical councils in general. For the Roman Catholic councils, see Catholic Ecumenical Councils. For the Salvador Dalí painting, see The Ecumenical Council (painting). Part of a series on Christianity …   Wikipedia

  • ecumenical council — noun (early Christian church) one of seven gatherings of bishops from around the known world under the presidency of the Pope to regulate matters of faith and morals and discipline the first seven councils through 787 are considered to be… …   Useful english dictionary

  • ecumenical council — a solemn assembly in the Roman Catholic Church, convoked and presided over by the pope and composed of cardinals, bishops, and certain other prelates whose decrees, when confirmed by the pope, become binding. Also, Ecumenical Council. * * * …   Universalium

  • Ecumenical Council of Lyon — can refer to two councils held in the Primacy of Lyon: *the First Ecumenical Council of Lyon in 1245, being the Thirteenth Ecumenical Council *the Second Ecumenical Council of Lyon in 1274 …   Wikipedia

  • ecumenical council —    See councils, ecumenical; councils, general …   Glossary of theological terms

  • ECUMENICAL COUNCIL —    an ecclesiastical council representative, or accepted as representative, of the Church universal or Catholic.    See COUNCILS, CHURCH …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • ecumenical council — church council …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Constantinople, Fifth Ecumenical Council at —    Ecumenical council (q.v.) convened by Justinian I (q.v.) in 553 to condemn the Nestorianism (q.v.) of the Three Chapters (q.v.). Justinian s ulterior motive was to attempt to gain Monophysite (q.v.) adherence to the previous Council of… …   Historical dictionary of Byzantium

  • Ecumenical Council — /ɛkjəmɛnɪkəl ˈkaʊnsəl/ (say ekyuhmenikuhl kownsuhl) noun Roman Catholic Church a conclave representative of the entire Church convened at a specific date and place to consider important questions of dogma and practice and to reach a conclusion… …  

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