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boule

noun bou·le \ ˈbü-(ˌ)lē , bü-ˈlā \

Definition of boule

: a legislative council of ancient Greece consisting first of an aristocratic advisory body and later of a representative senate

Origin and Etymology of boule

Greek boulē, literally, will, from boulesthai to wish


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boule

noun \ ˈbül \

Definition of boule

: a synthetically formed mass (as of sapphire) with the atomic structure of a single crystal

Origin and Etymology of boule

French, ball — more at bowl


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