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privy council

noun

Definition of privy council

  1. 1 archaic :  a secret or private council

  2. 2 capitalized P&C :  a body of officials and dignitaries chosen by the British monarch as an advisory council to the Crown usually functioning through its committees

  3. 3 :  a usually appointive advisory council to an executive

privy councillor

noun


14th Century

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14th century

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