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Definition of "council" []

  • An assembly of persons called together for consultation, deliberation, or discussion. (noun)
  • A body of people elected or appointed to serve as administrators, legislators, or advisors. (noun)
  • An assembly of church officials and theologians convened for regulating matters of doctrine and discipline. (noun)
  • The discussion or deliberation that takes place in such an assembly or body. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "council" in a sentence
  • "Council hearing on rent control -- council candidate debate at Ward 4 Dems event at Emery Rec Center"
  • "D. 431, _Manifesto of John of Antioch and his council against Cyril and his council_."
  • "In A.D. 1229, a council of Toulouse "erected in every city a _council of inquisitors consisting of one priest and two laymen_" (Ibid)."