What does Council mean?

Definitions for Council
ˈkaʊn səlcoun·cil

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Council.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. councilnoun

    a body serving in an administrative capacity

    "student council"

  2. councilnoun

    (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. councilnoun

    a meeting of people for consultation

    "emergency council"

Wiktionary

  1. councilnoun

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

  2. councilnoun

    discussion or deliberation

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. COUNCILnoun

    Etymology: concilium, Latin.

    The chief priests, and all the council, sought false witness. Mat. xxvi. 59.

    In histories composed by politicians, they are for drawing up a perpetual scheme of causes and events, and preserving a constant correspondence between the camp and the council table. Joseph Addison, Spectator, №. 170.

    Some borrow all their religion from the fathers of the Christian church, or from their synods or councils. Isaac Watts.

    They being thus assembled, are more properly a council to the king, the great council of the kingdom, to advise his majesty in those things of weight and difficulty, which concern both the king and people, than a court. Francis Bacon, Adv. to Villiers.

    Without the knowledge
    Either of king or council, you made bold
    To carry into Flanders the great seal. William Shakespeare, Henry VIII.

Wikipedia

  1. Council

    A council is a group of people who come together to consult, deliberate, or make decisions. A council may function as a legislature, especially at a town, city or county/shire level, but most legislative bodies at the state/provincial or national level are not considered councils. At such levels, there may be no separate executive branch, and the council may effectively represent the entire government. A board of directors might also be denoted as a council. A committee might also be denoted as a council, though a committee is generally a subordinate body composed of members of a larger body, while a council may not be. Because many schools have a student council, the council is the form of governance with which many people are likely to have their first experience as electors or participants. A member of a council may be referred to as a councillor or councilperson, or by the gender-specific titles of councilman and councilwoman.

ChatGPT

  1. council

    A council is a group of people who come together to consult, deliberate, make decisions or provide advice on particular issues. This may be a representative body elected or appointed within a community, organization, local government or at a higher level. The term can be used in various contexts such as a city council, student council, or council of ministers.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Councilnoun

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

  2. Councilnoun

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

  3. Councilnoun

    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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. council

    A group and team of united socialist people working together as an intelligent and just team created through a fair, just and transparent voting process which elects socialist candidates to a specific role and responsibility. The team work together to create in order of priority, optimum health, democracy, human rights, right to life, socialism, fair and just redistribution of wealth and shared prosperity for all people and focus positively on cocreating in order of priority optimum health, human rights, right to life, shared prosperity for all, stability, unity government, solidarity, cohesion, human rights, animal rights, right to housing, right to education, right to parent, right to free preschool education, right to a standard of living, right to internet access, economic stability, financial stability, civil rights, equal rights, equal opportunities, employment rights, childrens rights, sustainable development, sustainable development goals, united partnership, multi-party working, community empowerment systems, equal distribution of income, wealth, justness and fairness across society, the country, europe and the world and contribute to the cocreation of global and national peace agreements, peace treaties, the universes truth and a fair, just and transparent system of checks and balances.

    The student council work as a united team for the shared rights and prosperity of everyone they serve.


    Submitted by MaryC on April 5, 2020  

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  1. Council

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. COUNCIL

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Council is ranked #5037 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Council surname appeared 6,964 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 2 would have the surname Council.

    59.7% or 4,164 total occurrences were Black.
    34% or 2,372 total occurrences were White.
    2.9% or 207 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.4% or 169 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.4% or 31 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.3% or 21 total occurrences were Asian.

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

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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

Examples of Council in a Sentence

  1. Paschal Donohoe:

    I think it would be reasonable to say that from our point of view we would be in favour of an extension that would create the space to hopefully conclude where we are, but it is a matter that needs full agreement across the European Council.

  2. Rwandan Foreign Minister Louise Mushikiwabo:

    The outcome of this discussion has been the urgent call for the unconditional and immediate release of General Karenzi and an awakening of the Peace and Security Council and indeed the continent to the grave danger that faces Africa with the abuse of international law...

  3. Mayor Craig Kavanagh:

    This town is still the same town it was before this CUP approval took place, the vote last night had nothing to do with beliefs or race, it was strictly a zoning issue City Council of Murdock felt like City Council of Murdock needed to legally abide by or it would have caused a substantial burden to the town. We as a council still want what is best for the City of Murdock and will always do so.

  4. Nicholas Cropper:

    That's not to say I won't try this year for my local city council in Sarasota.

  5. Josephine Meckseper:

    The flag is a collage of an American flag and one of my dripped paintings which resembles the contours of the United States, i divided the shape of the country in two for the flag design to reflect a deeply polarized country in which a president has openly bragged about harassing women and is withdrawing from the Kyoto protocol and UN Human Rights Council.

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