What does council mean?

Definitions for council
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)

  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.

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. Pete Arredondo:

    After much consideration, I regret to inform those who voted for me that I have decided to step down as a member of the city council for District 3, the mayor, the city council, and the city staff must continue to move forward without distractions. I feel this is the best decision for Uvalde.

  2. Michael Gove:

    The risk of leaving without a deal has actually increased because we cannot guarantee that the European Council will grant an extension, that is why I will later today be chairing a Cabinet committee meeting (...) in order to ensure that the next stage of our exit preparations, our preparedness for a no-deal, is accelerated.

  3. Mark Toner:

    As an expression of our deeply-held conviction that this bias must be addressed in order for the Council to realize its legitimate purpose, the United States decided not to attend the Council's Item Seven General Debate session.

  4. Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek:

    We have this system where millions of files end up at the Supreme Court of Appeals and the Council of State, roughly 2 million files, which means justice certainly needs to be speeded up.

  5. Alexander Schallenberg:

    I will hold this office until the next election to the National Council.

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