consistory (n.) Old form(s): Consistorie
ecclesiastical court
H8 II.iv.1.17[stage direction] The Bishops place themselves on each side the court in manner of a consistory
H8 II.iv.92[Wolsey to Queen Katherine] How far I have proceeded ... is warranted / By a commission from the consistory
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