Definition of consessus in US English:

consessus

(also concessus)

noun

rare
  • A body of people who sit together, an assembly; especially a council of church elders.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Stephen Marshall (?1594–1655), Church of England clergyman. From classical Latin consessus gathering, assembly, meeting, (with reference to jurors) court, (in a theatre) audience from consess-, past participial stem of consīdēre to sit together + -tus, suffix forming verbal nouns.

Pronunciation

consessus

/kənˈsɛsəs/