• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Synodal A constitution made in a provincial or diocesan synod.
    • Synodal (Ch. of Eng) A tribute in money formerly paid to the bishop or archdeacon, at the time of his Easter visitation, by every parish priest, now made to the ecclesiastical commissioners; a procuration. "Synodals are due, of common right, to the bishop only."
    • a Synodal Synodical.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • synodal Pertaining to or proceeding from a synod; synodical.
    • n synodal A payment made by the clergy to their bishop at the time of their attendance at the synod.
    • n synodal A constitution made in a provincial or diocesan synod.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Synodal pertaining to a synod: done in a synod.-adv. Synod′ically
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. synodalis,: cf. F. synodal,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. synodus—Gr. synodossyn, together, hodos, a way.


In literature:

This writing was read at the sixth synod at Rome, held in 503, approved, and inserted in the synodal acts.
"The Formation of Christendom, Volume VI" by Thomas W. (Thomas William) Allies
We find the Synod of Elvira trying to limit this freedom.
"The Truth About Woman" by C. Gasquoine Hartley
It was healing by such prayer, Mr. Moore, that the Episcopal Synod rejected only recently.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
Both ministers are appointed by the German Synod.
"A Stake in the Land" by Peter Alexander Speek
In 579 a synod was held in the church.
"The Shores of the Adriatic" by F. Hamilton Jackson
As for the members of the Synod, there could be no doubt that they were thoroughly enjoying themselves.
"Mrs. Cliff's Yacht" by Frank R. Stockton
This abuse did not escape severe censure, from several synods.
"Pope Adrian IV" by Richard Raby
The fifth and the sixth probably belong to a synod of 382, and the seventh is properly not a canon.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 2" by Various
All night long the gathering of that sinister synod continued.
""And they thought we wouldn't fight"" by Floyd Gibbons
In the 4th century the town was the scene of an important ecclesiastical synod.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 7" by Various

In poetry:

Look down, sainted sage, from thy synod of Gods;
See, inspired by thy venturous soul,
Mackenzie roll northward his earth-draining floods,
And surge the broad waves to the pole.
"On The Discoveries Of Captain Lewis (January 14, 1807)" by Joel Barlow
See! how the synod is met
There of the heavens to preach us--
Freed from the earth's oubliette,
See how the blossoms beseech us--
Were it not well to forget
Winter and night as they teach us?
"One Day And Another: A Lyrical Eclogue – Part I" by Madison Julius Cawein
Ag. Now, me thinks, I could confute a Colledge of Divines,
A Synod of Doctors, a Lycaeum of Philosophers;
Yet me thinkes my braines are not right,
And somewhat too weake to maintaine a paradox.
"Rhodon And Iris. Act II" by Ralph Knevet

In news:

John Allen has a helpful FAQ on the Synod here.
"So the Missouri Synod has decided to leap into the fray" religion reporters would say.
Rocco Palmo has posted the full text of Cardinal Donald Wuerl's opening address to the Synod on the New Evangelization.
Bishops listen as Pope Benedict XVI delivers his speech for the opening of the synod of bishops.
Pope Entrusts Year of Faith, Synod to Mary.
Archbishop in Rome for synod on evangelization.
Supreme Knight Appointed as an Auditor for Synod .
Supreme Knight Carl Anderson addresses the 2008 Would Synod of Bishops.
The synod asks prayers for the group as it prepares for and during the gathering, which lasts from Wednesday through July 22.
Lubbock to host Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod Texas District Convention.
Chris Clark The Christian Reformed Church's Synod this week adopted several statements on climate change.
Synod ratifies Michael Le Roy's appointment as Calvin College's 10th president.
Synod 2012 voted to ratify his appointment after interviewing him for an hour on Monday.
Joel Boot, seen here in 2004 speaking to children at Ridgewood Christian Reformed Church in Jenison, told Synod 2012 that the church's condition is 'critical'.
To do a follow up story on Joel Hochmuth, the (now former) communications director for the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod, who was charged with possessing and distributing child porn.

In science:

Eccentricity evolution is also quite rapid in this case because of the vigorous scattering (relative horizontal velocity increases by ∼ ΩRH in each synodic passage of two bodies initially separated by ∼ RH in semima jor axes).
Dynamical evolution of planetesimals in protoplanetary disks
The one with the footpoints in the latitude range occulted by the planet is located in a zone of higher dynamo efficiency leading to a typical timescale of 6 synodic periods for the magnetic flux modulation.
Searching for star-planet magnetic interaction in CoRoT observations
Clearly, the picture repeats twice over the synodal orbital period.
On the origin of X-ray dips in Her X-1
The vector of the disk angular momentum moves along a precession cone and undergoes an oscillating (wobbling) motion twice the synodical orbital period.
On the origin of X-ray dips in Her X-1
It was suggested that the corotation torque greatly decreases after the synodic period of the planet because the entropy of the gas in the horseshoe region of the planet tends to become uniform (Baruteau & Masset 2008; Paardekooper & Papaloizou 2008, 2009a; Kley et al.
Type I Migration in Radiatively Efficient Discs