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. Matthew Rycroft:

    The Russian draft ... does still talk about issues that do divide the Security Council so I don't see that having much prospect, it seeks to legitimize the authority of Assad.

  2. Robert Daly:

    It's a gross negligence of leadership, have Atlantic Council ever heard the American president say to other nations,' Atlantic Council are in this together and Atlantic Council want to work closely with you every day to guarantee the health of all of our people' ? Atlantic Council's not hard to say.

  3. Jordanian Ambassador Dina Kawar:

    We had hoped that the Security Council will today adopt the draft Arab resolution because the council bears both the legal and moral responsibilities to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

  4. Adib Shishakly:

    The whole de Mistura thing has been a waste of time. It has been a way of the international community saying they are doing something when actually it means nothing, you cannot send a U.N. envoy without political backing of the big players in the U.N. Security Council. De Mistura does not have the tools.

  5. Anna Heaton:

    The Flint City Council originally voted to move away from Detroit Water and Sewerage Department in large part because water rates for residents were unaffordable. Therefore the data in the report is not surprising.

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