• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Consistorial Of or pertaining to a consistory. "Consistorial laws.""Consistorial courts."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • consistorial Pertaining or relating to a consistory, or an ecclesiastical judicatory.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. consistorial,


In literature:

It had been considered very carefully in the papal consistory.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 9" by Various
It is always presided over by the pastor, or, in his unavoidable absence, by a member of the consistory chosen for the purpose.
"The Vaudois of Piedmont" by John Napper Worsfold
The Cardinal of Geneva turned pale and left the consistory.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 07" by Various
He ran to the consistorial prison.
"The Pearl of Lima" by Jules Verne
The letter had been read in the consistory, and was reported to be written in a tone of the deepest commiseration.
"History of England from the Fall of Wolsey to the Death of Elizabeth. Vol. II." by James Anthony Froude
Such genius could come to no good end, and so the consistory and Bach agreed to part.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, v. 13" by Various
He took the oath of religion before the Consistory on the 6th of June, and entered on the duties of his office on the third Sunday in Trinity.
"Paul Gerhardt's Spiritual Songs" by Paul Gerhardt
By hook or by crook a precedent had to be found: the Prussian Consistory proved amenable, and authorized the marriage.
"German Problems and Personalities" by Charles Sarolea
The public consistory is immediately followed by a secret consistory, to accomplish the last ceremonies.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 3" by Various
My uncle Zettler, who is now Consistorial President, has promised to secure the first vacant charge for you.
"Joseph in the Snow, and The Clockmaker" by Berthold Auerbach

In news:

With Nov 20 consistory creating 24 cardinals, he will have named a total of 62 princes of the Church.