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Definitions of council

  1. a body serving in an administrative capacity; "student council" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a meeting of people for consultation; "emergency council" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. (Christianity) an assembly or theologians and bishops and other representative of different churches or dioceses that is convened to regulate matters of discipline or doctrine Wordnet Dictionary DB
  4. An assembly of men summoned or convened for consultation, deliberation, or advice; as, a council of physicians for consultation in a critical case. Newage Dictionary DB
  5. A body of man elected or appointed to constitute an advisory or a legislative assembly; as, a governor's council; a city council. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. An assembly of persons met in consultation, or to give advice; a municipal body. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. An assembly called together for deliberation or advice. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. An assembly for deliberation or advice. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. An assembly for consultation. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for council

  1. The council teepee no longer existed. – Indian Boyhood by [AKA Ohiyesa], Charles A. Eastman
  2. A council of the tribe was called, for the strange feather had been dropped by no friendly Indian. – Two Indian Children of Long Ago by Frances Taylor
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