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privy coun·cil

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. privy councilnoun

    an advisory council to a ruler (especially to the British Crown)

Wiktionary

  1. privy councilnoun

    A body of advisers to a sovereign functioning much as a cabinet.

  2. privy councilnoun

    The British Privy Council.

  3. Etymology: Middle English prive + council

Wikipedia

  1. Privy council

    A privy council is a body that advises the head of state of a nation, typically, but not always, in the context of a monarchic government. The word "privy" means "private" or "secret"; thus, a privy council was originally a committee of the monarch's closest advisors to give confidential advice on state affairs.

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  1. privy council

    A privy council is a body that advises the head of state of a nation, typically consisting of senior members of the executive branch, leaders of the legislative branch, and other public officials. In some countries, it also includes members of the royal family or representative figures from the private sector. This council is typically charged with advising the head of state on a range of issues, including government policy and legislative matters. The exact functions and duties of a privy council vary from country to country.

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  1. Privy council

    A privy council is a body that advises the head of state of a nation, typically, but not always, in the context of a monarchic government. The word "privy" means "private" or "secret"; thus, a privy council was originally a committee of the monarch's closest advisors to give confidential advice on affairs of state.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Privy Council

    is theoretically a council associated with the sovereign to advise him in matters of government. As at present constituted it includes the members of the royal family, the Cabinet, the two archbishops and the bishop of London, the principal English and Scotch judges, some of the chief ambassadors and governors of colonies, the Commander-in-Chief, the First Lord of the Admiralty, &c. No members attend except those summoned, usually the Cabinet, the officers of the Household, and the Primate. The functions of the Privy Council may be grouped as: (1) executive, in which its duties are discharged by the Cabinet, which is technically a committee of the Privy Council; (2) administrative—the Board of Trade, the Local Government Board, and the Board of Agriculture originated in committees; the Education Department is still a committee, and the Council retains such branches as the supervision of medical, pharmaceutical, and veterinary practice, the granting of municipal charters, &c.; (3) judicial—the Judicial Committee is a court of law, whose principal function is the hearing of appeals from ecclesiastical courts and from Indian and colonial courts.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of privy council in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of privy council in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of privy council in a Sentence

  1. Heather Stewart:

    Suggestion from more than one source of a Privy Council meeting at Balmoral today, to discuss/agree extending the conference recess until 14 October.


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  • गुप्त जानकारी के संबंधित मंत्रीपरिषदHindi
  • ప్రైవేట్ కౌన్సిల్Telugu

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