Consistory (2)

Consistory in the Anglican Church, is the diocesan court of a bishop, in which are tried causes of voluntary jurisdiction, that is, affecting visitations, censes, institutions, and sequestrations; and contentious or judicial, touching probate of wills and hearing of cases to be decided, the former by a vicar- general, the latter by an official, but now by the chancellor of the diocese. Criminal clerks were committed to the bishop's prison by this court.

Definition of consist

See also the International Standard Bible Encyclopedia.

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