[k_ˈaʊ_n_s_əl], [kˈa͡ʊnsə͡l], [kˈa‍ʊnsə‍l]

Definitions of council:

  1.   ( Christianity) an assembly or theologians and bishops and other representative of different churches or dioceses that is convened to regulate matters of discipline or doctrine
  2.   Act of deliberating; deliberation; consultation.
  3.   A body of man elected or appointed to constitute an advisory or a legislative assembly; as, a governor's council; a city council.
  4.   An assembly called together for deliberation or advice.
  5.   An assembly met for consultation or convened to give advice; an ecclesiastical meeting; a municipal body.
  6.   a meeting of people for consultation; " emergency council"
  7.   a body serving in an administrative capacity; " student council"
  8.   An assembly of persons met in consultation, or to give advice; a municipal body.
  9.   An assembly for deliberation or advice.
  10.   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.
  11.   An assembly for consultation.
  12.   An assembly of men summoned or convened for consultation, deliberation, or advice; as, a council of physicians for consultation in a critical case.

Quotes for council:

  1. As we take our places in the General Assembly and at the Council meetings, let us begin all our work in the name of God, for the solution of all our problems is a spiritual one. – Warren R. Austin
  2. 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
  3. Do not reveal what you have thought upon doing, but by wise council keep it secret being determined to carry it into execution. – Chanakya
  4. And, Mr. Speaker, if the Governor and Council don't see fit to fall in with us, I say let the general duty law, and all, go to the devil, sir, and go about our business. – Christopher Gadsden
  5. I don't think I'll ever fully get over losing the city council seat. I don't know how that happened. But it was less than 1 percent out of 50, 000 votes. I'd put in six or seven years into changing L. A. – Tom Hayden
  6. Peace is not made at the council table or by treaties, but in the hearts of men. – Herbert Hoover
  7. 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
  8. The council now beginning rises in the Church like the daybreak, a forerunner of most splendid light. – Pope John XXIII
  9. A chief called Lawyer, because he was a great talker, took the lead in the council and sold nearly all the Nez Perce country. – Chief Joseph
  10. Additionally, any Human Rights Council reform that allows countries with despicable human rights records to remain as members, such as China and Saudi Arabia, is not real reform. – Michael McCaul
  11. Together, often by unanimous vote, the council has worked quickly to get positive results. – Laura Miller
  12. However, I think, first of all, that what's happening in Sierra Leone is going to have the great influence on those governments who will be asked to provide forces to the Congo. Second, of course, the Security Council has no professional military advice organized in any way. – Alex Morrison
  13. 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
  14. The position the Government finds itself in is not one of constructing a law, but of carrying out a decision given by the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council – Charles Tupper

Usage examples for council:

  1. Difficult cases were decided by the king and wise men of his council – Our Legal Heritage, 4th Ed. by S. A. Reilly
  2. I'm on the council – Frenzied Fiction by Stephen Leacock
  3. The council teepee no longer existed. ” – Indian Boyhood by [AKA Ohiyesa], Charles A. Eastman
  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. Under the above was the Council of Four Hundred. ” – The Fundamental Principles of Old and New World Civilizations by Zelia Nuttall
  6. The case was tried in the council chamber at the east end of the old town- hall, or what is now known as the " Old State- House," in Boston. ” – The War of Independence by John Fiske
  7. “ To- morrow night the great council will begin. ” – The Road to Frontenac by Samuel Merwin
  8. He will take part in our council – Myths and Legends of the Great Plains by Unknown
  9. “ I have nothing to do with the city council – Jezebel's Daughter by Wilkie Collins
  10. “ I declare the Council closed. ” – Queen Sheba's Ring by H. Rider Haggard
  11. “ " Let the Hungry Wolf tell the chiefs," said Colonel Clark, briefly, " that the council is the place for talk." ” – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  12. “ 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
  13. “ 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
  14. The latter had little doubt that the Shawnees had gone to hold a council – Spotted Deer by Elmer Gregor
  15. He urged again the superior advantage of an inquiry into such a subject carried on within those walls over any inquiry carried on by the lords of the council – The History of the Rise, Progress and Accomplishment of the Abolition of the African Slave-Trade, by the British Parliament (1839) by Thomas Clarkson
  16. Council Grove was reached one noon, and they learned that they would have plenty of time to do the many little things neglected on the way, for they would stay here two days. ” – Bring Me His Ears by Clarence E. Mulford
  17. In a full council with much ceremony, they offered him the position. ” – By Canoe and Dog-Train by Egerton Ryerson Young
  18. Do you remember that Sir Henry left the Fort for a council – The Reckoning by Robert W. Chambers
  19. Jesus, angel of the great council have mercy on us. ” – General Catholic Devotions by Bonaventure Hammer
  20. She told also of the Council and what had happened before it. ” – Peggy Owen and Liberty by Lucy Foster Madison

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