- This word (from the Latin concilium, meaning "council") refers to a theological position that was prominent in the Middle Ages and Renaissance and holds that supreme authority in the Church is vested in a general council that is able to reform the Church and judge and depose bishops, including the pope.
Glossary of theological terms. John T. Ford. 2014.
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