Definition of Council

1. Noun. A body serving in an administrative capacity. "Student council"

2. Noun. (Christianity) an assembly of theologians and bishops and other representatives of different churches or dioceses that is convened to regulate matters of discipline or doctrine.

3. Noun. A meeting of people for consultation. "Emergency council"
Generic synonyms: Group Meeting, Meeting
Specialized synonyms: Indaba, Jirga, Powwow, Synod
Member holonyms: Council Member, Councillor

Definition of Council

1. n. An assembly of men summoned or convened for consultation, deliberation, or advice; as, a council of physicians for consultation in a critical case.

Definition of Council

1. Noun. A committee that leads or governs (e.g. city council, student council) ¹

2. Noun. discussion or deliberation ¹

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Definition of Council

1. a group of persons appointed for a certain function [n -S]

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Literary usage of Council

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Lancet (1898)
"In length of service he is one uf the oldest members of this council. Bat length of service would not of itself justify oar making such an appointment. ..."

2. Transactions by European Orthodontic Society, Lina Oswald, Northern Ohio Dental Society, Ossory Archaeological Society, Wentworth Historical Society, Society of Automobile Engineers (1900)
"As required by the Constitution, the council submits herewith for the information of the ... Four meetings of council and six of the Executive Committee, ..."

3. Transactions by American Ethnological Society (1859)
"However, this matter was taken into consideration by the council, ... The Secretary read the minutes of the council, to the effect that they did not deem it ..."

4. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1900)
"The history of the council of Constance has been rewritten by L. Tosti, ... 41 The original acts or minutes of the council of Basil are preserved in the ..."

5. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1917)
"The National Research council operates through a number of central committees covering the physical sciences, medicine, hygiene, agriculture and other ..."

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