Middle English Dictionary Entry

consistōrie n.
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Eccl. (a) The court of a diocese for adjudication under canon law, bishop's court; also, a session of such a court; ~ session; (b) the senate of cardinals, the consistory.
A secular tribunal, or one of its sessions; also, a trial.
(a) The council chamber of the Roman senate or privy council of the Roman emperor; ?also, the senate or council; (b) the council chamber of any ruler.
(a) Theol. The 'court' of God as ruling and judging mankind; hevenli ~; also, the heavenly kingdom, heaven; (b) fig. the court (of Fortuna, Wisdom).