What does council mean?

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ˈkaʊn səlcoun·cil

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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)

    Etymology: From cuncile, from concile, from concilium

  2. councilnoun

    discussion or deliberation

    Etymology: From cuncile, from concile, from concilium

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  

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. Aaron Reichlin-Melnick:

    American Immigration Council also strongly increases the risk of unconstitutional racial profiling by calling on Texas DPS to pull over any vehicle that they have reasonable suspicion is transporting migrants, american Immigration Council could severely disrupt the Biden administration's effort to create a public and private partnership to ensure migrants released by government custody are not simply dropped off at the bus station with no idea where to go.

  2. Iraqi Ambassador Mohamed Ali Alhakim:

    We call on the Security Council to demand that Turkey withdraw its forces immediately ... and not to violate Iraqi sovereignty again.

  3. Dan Rosenbaum/British:

    At a time when Iran is reportedly offering the Taliban bounties to kill U.S. and coalition forces in Afghanistan, the international community shouldnt be rewarding Tehran for its bad behavior, the U.N. Security Council is undermining its mission to maintain international peace and security. And Europe wants to have it both ways, expressing concern about its major implications for regional security while doing everything it can to preserve the JCPOA. Europes policy is unsustainable, and dismisses the concerns of those most impacted by the arms embargos expiration in the region namely the Gulf Cooperation Council and Israel.

  4. State Antony Blinken:

    What we are focused on, besides the implementation of the (U.N.) Security Council resolutions, is relentlessly building pressure on North Korea, working principally with our key allies Japan and (South) Korea, we are working in various ways to cut off all the revenues going to the regime. For example, they have ... overseas workers whose remittances are not going back to their families, but are going to the regime. We’re working to cut those off.

  5. Lenny Curry:

    If our history prevents us from reaching the full potential of our future, then we need to take action, my staff will work with the Jacksonville Cultural Council to convene experts in history and art to ensure we acknowledge our past in a full and complete way ; a way forward that leaves no person's heritage or experience behind.

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