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Council of Constance   /kˈaʊnsəl əv kˈɑnstəns/   Listen
Council of Constance

The council in 1414-1418 that succeeded in ending the Great Schism in the Roman Catholic Church.  Synonym: Constance.

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... interred, hath not so quick a digestion with the earth of Aceldama, to consume flesh in twenty-four hours, yet such the appetite thereof, and all other English graves, to leave small reversions of a body after so many years. But now such the spleen of the Council of Constance, as they not only cursed his memory as dying an obstinate heretic, but ordered that his bones (with this charitable caution,—if it may be discerned from the bodies of other faithful people) be taken out of the ground, ...
— The Works of Charles Lamb in Four Volumes, Volume 4 • Charles Lamb

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