- The court of a bishop for hearings concerning ecclesiastical offences; a diocesan court.
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Consistory Court — the ecclesiastical courts of the diocese of the Church of England. Collins dictionary of law. W. J. Stewart. 2001 … Law dictionary
Consistory court — The consistory court is a type of ecclesiastical court, especially within the Church of England. They were established by a charter of King William I of England, and still exist today, although since about the middle of the 19th century… … Wikipedia
consistory court — Also called the bishop s court, a court of every diocesan bishop which was held in their several cathedrals, for the trial of all ecclesiastical causes arising within their respective dioceses. The bishop s chancellor, or his commissary was the… … Ballentine's law dictionary
consistory court — noun see consistory 2a … Useful english dictionary
consistory — ► NOUN (pl. consistories) 1) (in the Roman Catholic Church) the council of cardinals, with or without the Pope. 2) (also consistory court) (in the Church of England) a court presided over by a bishop, for the administration of ecclesiastical law… … English terms dictionary
consistory — consistorial /kon si stawr ee euhl, stohr /, consistorian, adj. /keuhn sis teuh ree/, n., pl. consistories. 1. any of various ecclesiastical councils or tribunals. 2. the place where such a council or tribunal meets. 3. the meeting of any such… … Universalium
consistory — [kən sɪst(ə)ri] noun (plural consistories) 1》 (in the Roman Catholic Church) the council of cardinals, with or without the Pope. 2》 (also consistory court) (in the Church of England) a court presided over by a bishop, for the administration of… … English new terms dictionary
consistory — n. (pl. ies) 1 RC Ch. the council of cardinals (with or without the pope). 2 (in full consistory court) (in the Church of England) a court presided over by a bishop, for the administration of ecclesiastical law in a diocese. 3 (in other Churches) … Useful english dictionary
Court of the Vicar-General of the Province of York — The Court of the Vicar General of the Province of York is responsible for granting Marriage Licences in the Province of York of the Church of England. The Vicar General of the Province and Official Principal of the Consistory Court is distinct… … Wikipedia
Court of Archdeacon — The most inferior of the English ecclesiastical courts, from which an appeal generally lies to that of the bishop (i.e., to the Consistory Court). Such court is now virtually obsolete … Black's law dictionary