synodal examinees


A committee of learned ecclesiastics, appointed in the diocesan synod, numbering not less than six, and (as a rule) not more than twenty members, whose duty it is to ascertain and test the qualifications of candidates for benefices or other Church preferment. They hold office only from one diocesan synod to another. If the committee be reduced below six in the interval between two synods, the bishop makes provisional appointments so as to complete the prescribed number.

MLA Citation

  • Father James J McGovern. “synodal examinees”. Catholic Pocket Dictionary, 1906. CatholicSaints.Info. 5 November 2019. Web. 25 February 2021. <>