What does council mean?

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ˈkaʊn səlcoun·cil

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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)

    Etymology: From cuncile, from concile, from concilium

  2. council(Noun)

    discussion or deliberation

    Etymology: 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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. council

    A group and team of united people working together as an intelligent and just team created through a fair, just and transparent voting process which elects 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, fair and just redistribution of income, wealth and resources and shared prosperity of 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 childcare, 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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How to say council in sign language?

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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. Michael Podhorzer:

    The council members will expect that.

  2. Serge Gas:

    A meeting of the Board of Governors has been convened and is expected to take place on 25 August, it is expected that the Board will consider a report by the Director General on the requests in Security Council resolution 2231 and on the financial implications for the agency.

  3. Tom Wetterer:

    Critical infrastructure laws like Texas' were created by oil and gas lobbyists and secretive groups like the American Legislative Exchange Council to restrict First Amendment rights and to try to bring to bear extraordinary consequences for legitimate protests.

  4. Sajid Javid:

    I am absolutely confident as we get to the June council meeting that the prime minister will have a good set of proposals, and our colleagues in Europe will respond positively to them.

  5. Jesse Lynn:

    FEC (Federal Election Commission) rules would limit that activity if Mr. Icahn were to become directly involved in the campaign by joining the council.

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