council

  • 1 Council — may refer to: Contents 1 In politics 2 In other fields 3 In United States geography 4 See also In politics …

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  • 2 Council — Coun cil (koun s[i^]l), n. [F. concile, fr. L. concilium; con + calare to call, akin to Gr. ??? to call, and E. hale, v., haul. Cf. {Conciliate}. This word is often confounded with counsel, with which it has no connection.] [1913 Webster] 1. An… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 council — coun‧cil [ˈkaʊnsl] noun [countable] 1. a group of people that are chosen to make rules, laws, or decisions, or to give advice: • the council for civil liberties ˈworks ˌcouncil HUMAN RESOURCES an organization in a company where employers and… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 4 Council — ist das englische Wort für Rat; Ratsversammlung, Kollegium, Gemeinderat/Stadtrat oder (im Kontext der römisch katholischen Kirche) Konzil der Name von Floyd Council (1911–1976), US amerikanischer Blues Gitarrist, Mandolinenspieler und Sänger Orte …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 5 Council — coun·cil / kau̇n səl/ n: a governmental body: as a: a group elected as a legislative body city council b: an administrative body council on aging c: an executive body whose members are equal in power and authority co …

    Law dictionary

  • 6 Council —   [kaʊnsl, englisch] der, s/ s, mehrköpfiges Beratungsorgan, Ratsversammlung auf allen Regierungs und Verwaltungsstufen. In Großbritannien Cabinet Council, Kabinettsrat, Privy Council, geheimer Staatsrat der Krone (hat nur noch Bedeutung als… …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 7 council — [koun′səl] n. [ME counceil < OFr concile < L concilium, group of people, meeting < com , together + calere, to call (see CLAMOR); confused in form and meaning in ME with COUNSEL] 1. a group of people called together for consultation,… …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 Council — Council, ID U.S. city in Idaho Population (2000): 816 Housing Units (2000): 425 Land area (2000): 0.727606 sq. miles (1.884490 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.727606 sq. miles (1.884490 sq. km) …

    StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • 9 Council, ID — U.S. city in Idaho Population (2000): 816 Housing Units (2000): 425 Land area (2000): 0.727606 sq. miles (1.884490 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.727606 sq. miles (1.884490 sq. km) FIPS code:… …

    StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • 10 council — council, counsel 1. These are now distinct words and are only distantly related. A council is an administrative body or meeting, and its members are councillors. Counsel is advice given formally and often professionally; counsel or a counsel is a …

    Modern English usage

  • 11 council — (n.) early 12c., from Anglo Fr. cuncile, from O.N.Fr. concilie (O.Fr. concile, 12c.) assembly; council meeting; body of counsellors, from L. concilium group of people, meeting, from com together (see COM (Cf. com )) + calare to call (see CLAIM… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 12 council — ► NOUN 1) a formally constituted advisory, deliberative, or administrative body. 2) a body elected to manage the affairs of a city, county, or district. 3) (before another noun ) Brit. denoting housing provided by a local council. ORIGIN Latin… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 13 Council — (engl., spr. kaunßĭl), Beratung, Ratsversammlung; c. of foreign bondholders, eins der bedeutendsten und angesehensten Geldinstitute in London; Cabinet c., Kabinettsrat; Privy c., der englische Geheime Rat, der neben dem Kabinett ohne besondern… …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 14 Council — (engl., spr. kaunßĭl), Beratung, Ratsversammlung. Cabinet C., der engl. Kabinettsrat. Privy C., Geheimer Rat, neben dem Kabinett aus hervorragenden, von der Krone gewählten Männern gebildet. County C., die 1888 begründeten Provinzialvertretungen …

    Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • 15 council — [n] people assembled for purpose assembly, board, body, brain trust*, cabinet, chamber, clan, committee, conclave, confab*, conference, congregation, congress, convention, convocation, diet, directorate, gang, gathering, governing body,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 16 council — /kown seuhl/, n. 1. an assembly of persons summoned or convened for consultation, deliberation, or advice. 2. a body of persons specially designated or selected to act in an advisory, administrative, or legislative capacity: the governor s… …

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  • 17 council — noun 1 local or national government ADJECTIVE ▪ executive, governing, ruling, state ▪ national ▪ legislative ▪ local …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 18 council — [[t]ka͟ʊns(ə)l[/t]] ♦ councils 1) N COUNT COLL: oft in names after n A council is a group of people who are elected to govern a local area such as a city or, in Britain, a county. ...Cheshire County Council... The city council has voted almost… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 Council — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Council >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 council council committee subcommittee comitia court chamber cabinet board bench staff GRP: N 2 Sgm: N 2 senate senate …

    English dictionary for students

  • 20 council — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Deliberative assembly Nouns 1. council, committee, subcommittee, panel, advisory council, brain trust, comitia, chamber, board, bench, directory, chapter, syndicate, junta, camarilla, cabal, clique;… …

    English dictionary for students


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