Meaning of Nicene Council in English:

Nicene Council


  • Either of two ecclesiastical Councils held at Nicaea, the first in a.d. 325 for the purpose of settling the Arian controversy, and the second in a.d. 787 to consider the question of images. Formerly also † "Council Nicene".


Late 15th century; earliest use found in Higden's Polychronicon.