A set of 59 4th-cent. canons which were embodied in early collections of ecclesiastical law. Nothing definite is known about the ‘Council of Laodicea’, but it seems to have taken place after c.345, probably at least 20 years later. In some texts there is appended a list of the canonical Books (omitting the OT Apocrypha and Rev.); this list is sometimes called canon 60.