Lyons

Definitions of Lyons
  1. noun
    a city in east-central France on the Rhone River; a principal producer of silk and rayon
    synonyms: Lyon
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    city, metropolis, urban center
    a large and densely populated urban area; may include several independent administrative districts
  2. noun
    the council of the Western Church in 1245 that excommunicated Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II and planned a new crusade against the Holy Land
    synonyms: First Council of Lyons
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    council
    (Christianity) an assembly of theologians and bishops and other representatives of different churches or dioceses that is convened to regulate matters of discipline or doctrine
  3. noun
    the council in 1274 that effected a temporary reunion of the Greek Orthodox with the Roman Catholic Church
    synonyms: Second Council of Lyons
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    council
    (Christianity) an assembly of theologians and bishops and other representatives of different churches or dioceses that is convened to regulate matters of discipline or doctrine
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