Definition of COUNCIL

a coming together of a number of persons for a specified purpose <a war council attended by the top commanders of each of the armed services>
a group of persons formally joined together for some common interest <the neighborhood council decided to campaign for a new park>
a meeting featuring a group discussion <summoned to a council to discuss ways that the state could improve medical care for the elderly>
a local unit of an organization <the scout's own council chose to ignore the national organization's discriminatory policies>
an exchange of views for the purpose of exploring a subject or deciding an issue <an unscheduled council in the judge's chambers>

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