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Holy Synod.

Governing body, usually composed of bps., in an autocephalous E Orthodox Ch.; in Russia formerly a coll. of bps. and monks, attended by a lay procurator as the emperor's representative, est. 1721 by Peter I (“the Great”; 1672–1725; coruler of Russ. 1682–89; sole ruler 1689–1725), abolished 1917.

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