con·​cil·​i·​ar kən-ˈsi-lē-ər How to pronounce conciliar (audio)
: of, relating to, or issued by a council
conciliarly adverb

Examples of conciliar in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On this 60th anniversary, however, critics of Vatican II and its implementation will emphasize other realities of post-conciliar Catholic life. George Weigel, WSJ, 30 Sep. 2022 And why did those men and women most recently formed in pre-conciliar seminaries and novitiates lead the flight from the priesthood and consecrated religious life? George Weigel, WSJ, 30 Sep. 2022

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Word History


Latin concilium council

First Known Use

circa 1677, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of conciliar was circa 1677

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“Conciliar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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