a body serving in an administrative capacity
(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
a meeting of people for consultation
A committee that leads or governs (e.g. city council, student council)
discussion or deliberation
Origin: From cuncile, from concile, from concilium
an assembly of men summoned or convened for consultation, deliberation, or advice; as, a council of physicians for consultation in a critical case
a body of man elected or appointed to constitute an advisory or a legislative assembly; as, a governor's council; a city council
act of deliberating; deliberation; consultation
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kown′sil, n. an assembly called together for deliberation or advice: the body of men constituting such an assembly: the body of men directing the affairs of the city: an assembly of ecclesiastics met to regulate doctrine or discipline (diocesan, provincial, national, general, or œcumenical).—ns. Coun′cil-board, the board or table round which a council meets for deliberation: the council itself; Coun′cil-cham′ber, the room where a council is held; Coun′cillor, a member of a council, esp. of a common council; Coun′cil-man, a member of a municipal council.—Council of war, a conference of military or naval officers called to meet and consult with the commander.—General council, one called by an invitation to the church at large, also Œcumenical, if received by the Catholic Church in general—as the first seven, 325-787.—In council, in the council-chamber: in giving advice.—Privy-council (see Privy). [Fr. concile—L. concilium.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Council' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #296
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Council' in Written Corpus Frequency: #259
Rank popularity for the word 'Council' in Nouns Frequency: #60
The numerical value of Council in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of Council in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Good council has no price.
The outcome of the war is in our hands the outcome of words is in the council.
The outcome of the war is in our hands; the outcome of words is in the council.
Whether we have the nine votes at the Security Council or we don't, the decision has been taken to present the Palestinian-Arab resolution in the Security Council on Wednesday.
We had hoped that the Security Council will today adopt the draft Arab resolution because the council bears both the legal and moral responsibilities to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
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Translations for Council
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- consellCatalan, Valencian
- neuvosto, valtuustoFinnish
- padome, domeLatvian
- råd, kommunestyretNorwegian
- са́вет, sávjet, вије́ће, sávet, ве́ће, vijéće, véće, са́вјетSerbo-Croatian
- styrelse, rådSwedish
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