What does Council mean?

Definitions for Councilˈkaʊn səl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Council.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. council(noun)

    a body serving in an administrative capacity

    "student council"

  2. council(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. council(noun)

    a meeting of people for consultation

    "emergency council"

Wiktionary

  1. council(Noun)

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

  2. council(Noun)

    discussion or deliberation

  3. Origin: From cuncile, from concile, from concilium

Webster Dictionary

  1. Council(noun)

    an assembly of men summoned or convened for consultation, deliberation, or advice; as, a council of physicians for consultation in a critical case

  2. Council(noun)

    a body of man elected or appointed to constitute an advisory or a legislative assembly; as, a governor's council; a city council

  3. Council(noun)

    act of deliberating; deliberation; consultation

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Council

    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.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Council' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #296

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Council' in Written Corpus Frequency: #259

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Council' in Nouns Frequency: #60

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Council in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Council in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Giuseppe Mazzini:

    Good council has no price.

  2. Homer:

    The outcome of the war is in our hands the outcome of words is in the council.

  3. Homer, The Iliad:

    The outcome of the war is in our hands; the outcome of words is in the council.

  4. Wasel Abu Youssef:

    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.

  5. Norman Tebbit:

    He( Martin McGuinness.Look) did have an important role in the peace negotiations but that was not because he had changed his mind, he was aware that the Army intelligence services had infiltrated the Army Council right up at the top of the Army Council and that Army Council was defeated.

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