Any of a series of Roman Catholic ecclesiastical councils held at the Lateran Palace in Rome between the 7th and the 18th century, five of which (in 1123, 1139, 1179, 1215, and 1512–1517) were ecumenical. The fourth of these ecumenical councils, often considered the most important, produced the doctrine of transubstantiation.
Lateran-council Sentence Examples
During these two or three years of incessant political intrigue and warfare it was not to be expected that the Lateran council should accomplish much.
The year which marked the close of the Lateran council was also signalized by Leo's unholy war against the duke of Urbino.
The Lateran council of 1139 restored peace to the Church, excommunicating Roger of Sicily, against whom Innocent undertook an expedition which proved unsuccessful.
The doctrine of transubstantiation was defined by the Lateran Council in 1215, and shortly afterwards the elevation and adoration of the Host were formally enjoined.
This treaty, made possible by concessions on either side, settled the investiture controversy, and was confirmed by the Lateran council of March 1123.