[k_ˈaʊ_n_s_əl], [kˈa͡ʊnsə͡l], [kˈa‍ʊnsə‍l]

Definitions of council:

  1.   An assembly called together for deliberation or advice. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  2.   An assembly for deliberation or advice. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  3.   An assembly of persons met in consultation, or to give advice; a municipal body. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4.   An assembly met for consultation or convened to give advice; an ecclesiastical meeting; a municipal body. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  5.   An assembly convened for consultation, deliberation, and advice; specially a body of men to advise a sovereign or chief magistrate in the administration of the government; an assembly of prelates and doctors, convened for regulating matters of doctrine and discipline in the Church. Common council of a city, the body of representatives of the citizens. Ecumenical council, an assembly of prelates and doctors, representing the whole Church. Privy council, a select council for advising a king in the administration of the government. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Quotes for council:

  1. I think that we have to do our job well, investigate thoroughly and then describe very honestly what we see to the Security Council And some of the things might please people there and other things may not please the people. – Hans Blix
  2. Do not reveal what you have thought upon doing, but by wise council keep it secret being determined to carry it into execution. – Chanakya
  3. They divided the city into three electoral wards, and in one ward there was 70 percent of the people, the Catholic population, and they elected eight representatives to the city council – John Hume
  4. Together, often by unanimous vote, the council has worked quickly to get positive results. – Laura Miller
  5. We can no longer stand for the Security Council passing resolutions and then in effect heaving alongside and taking a vacation. We cannot leave it to the secretary general to go cap in hand. – Alex Morrison

Usage examples for council:

  1. She told also of the Council and what had happened before it. ” – Peggy Owen and Liberty by Lucy Foster Madison
  2. I'm on the council – Frenzied Fiction by Stephen Leacock
  3. “ I have nothing to do with the city council – Jezebel's Daughter by Wilkie Collins
  4. “ I could ask the same question in Council meeting, but I thought it was best to talk it over with you quietly. ” – The Short Line War by Merwin-Webster
  5. “ A council was called, and she was taken to Bare Hill, bound, and left in the sad state already described. ” – Lost in the Backwoods by Catherine Parr Traill
  6. “ A council of the tribe was called, for the strange feather had been dropped by no friendly Indian. ” – Two Indian Children of Long Ago by Frances Taylor
  7. “ To- morrow night the great council will begin. ” – The Road to Frontenac by Samuel Merwin
  8. “ I declare the Council closed. ” – Queen Sheba's Ring by H. Rider Haggard
  9. The latter had little doubt that the Shawnees had gone to hold a council – Spotted Deer by Elmer Gregor
  10. Do you remember that Sir Henry left the Fort for a council – The Reckoning by Robert W. Chambers

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