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Definition of "privy council" []

  • A body of advisers to a sovereign functioning much as a cabinet. (noun)
  • The British Privy Council. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "privy council" in a sentence
  • "I find that in 1631 our house of burgesses desired of the privy council in England, a coin debased to twenty-five per cent: that in 1645 they forbid dealing by barter for tobacco, and established the Spanish piece of eight at six shillings, as the standard of their currency: that in 1655 they changed it to five shillings sterling."
  • "Fionn was the only member of her privy council within the Cercle de Druide that she truly trusted and the only member she had told that a True Blood—Dante Baptiste—had been found by her mortal daughter, the child of her heart, Caterina."
  • "    Now the privy council picked through the rubble of that plan."
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