Choir-rat: pejorative term for a novice at the seminary.
College [the]: a section of the seminary reserved for the higher education of those taking priestly orders. Also the seat of the Priests’ Council, governing body of Argos.
Council [the, or Priest’s] : supreme governing body of Argos, an authority in all religious and secular matters. Father Fallow, Dean of the College, is currently head of the Council and its most influential member. In times past the Dean did not hold such a position of authority, but Fallow has gradually whittled away the political and religious safeguards that kept power in Argos from falling into the hands of one man.