Council of Four

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  • Council of Four Lands — An exhibit at the Diaspora Museum, Tel Aviv, depicting the meeting of the leaders of the Council of Four Lands The Council of Four Lands (Va ad Arba Aratzot) in Lublin, Poland was the central body of Jewish authority in Poland from 1580 to 1764.… …   Wikipedia

  • Council of Four (India) — The Council of Four was established in 1773 to limit the influence of the Governor General of India, Warren Hastings. It is sometimes referred to as the Calcutta Council. It consisted of Sir Philip Francis, Lt. General Sir John Clavering, The… …   Wikipedia

  • Council of India — The Council of India was the name given at different times to two separate bodies associated with British rule in India. The original Council of India was established by the Regulating Act of 1773[verification needed] as a council of four formal… …   Wikipedia

  • Council of Appointments — From 1777 to 1822, there existed in the state of New York a Council of Appointment. Under the Constitution of New York, 1777, the Council was composed of the governor and four state senators, one from each of the state s senatorial electoral… …   Wikipedia

  • council — /kown seuhl/, n. 1. an assembly of persons summoned or convened for consultation, deliberation, or advice. 2. a body of persons specially designated or selected to act in an advisory, administrative, or legislative capacity: the governor s… …   Universalium

  • Council for World Mission — For the World Mission Council, see Church of Scotland. The Council for World Mission (CWM) is a worldwide community of Christian churches. The 31 members share their resources of money, people, skills and insights to carry out their missionary… …   Wikipedia

  • Council of Trent —     Council of Trent     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Council of Trent     The nineteenth ecumenical council opened at Trent on 13 December, 1545, and closed there on 4 December, 1563. Its main object was the definitive determination of the… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Council of Basle —     Council of Basle     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Council of Basle     Convoked by Pope Martin V in 1431, closed at Lausanne in 1449. The position of the pope as the common Father of the Christian world had been seriously compromised by the… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Council of Constance —     Council of Constance     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Council of Constance     A (partly) ecumenical council held at Constance, now in the Grand Duchy of Baden, from 5 Nov., 1414, to 22 April, 1418. Its forty five general sessions were devoted… …   Catholic encyclopedia


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