SYNOD OF ELVIRA, an ecclesiastical synod held in Spain, the date of which cannot be determined with exactness.
The place of meeting, Elvira, was not far from the modern Granada, if not, as Dale thinks, actually identical with it.
"Elvira," especially bibliography.
From the synod at Elvira in the 4th century this process began, and it was continued in the West-Gothic Church legislation, in the Lateran councils (especially the fourth in 1215), and in the council of Trent (1563).
His name, and that of his wife Geloria (Elvira), are associated with the grant of the first franchises of Leon.