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council meaning

EN[ˈkaʊn.səl]
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WCouncil
  • A council is a group of people who come together to consult, deliberate, or make decisions.
  • A member of a council may be referred to as a councillor, or by the gender-specific titles of councilman and councilwoman.

    Definition of council in English Dictionary

  • NounPLcouncils
    1. A committee that leads or governs (e.g. city council, student council).
      1. He turned back to the scene before him and the enormous new block of council dwellings. The design was some way after Corbusier but the block was built up on plinths and resembled an Atlantic liner swimming diagonally across the site.
    2. Discussion or deliberation.
    3. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • You know that your arrangments for the fight are actually made; that already the British army is commanded by a Franco-British Council of War; that there is no possible honourable retreat for you.
        • Fox news reported at 11:01 a.m., august 5, 2006, that the united states and France have agreed to a un security council resolution. whoop de doo!
        • The Constitutional Council shall, as of right, carry out such an examination.
      2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
        • The scheme originated with the governor and council.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Nouns
        • Countable nouns
      Related Links:
      1. en councillor
      2. en councils
      3. en councilor
      4. en councilors
      5. en councilism
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      Grammatically, this word "council" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
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