city council


: the legislative body of a city

Examples of city council in a Sentence

He's running for city council.
Recent Examples on the Web Back then, members of a city council, for example, would hash out decisions in advance and then merely formalize them, often without discussion, at an open meeting. Mercury News & East Bay Times Editorial, The Mercury News, 4 June 2024 Miles’ opponent, former Fort Worth city council member Kathleen Hicks, has 37.82% of the vote. Noah Alcala Bach, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 29 May 2024 The overwhelming majority of California city councils directly appoint the city attorney — in 469 of 482, according to the League of California Cities. Teri Sforza, Orange County Register, 21 May 2024 Residents can call or email their city council members directly to give feedback on pending legislation. Natalie Wallington, Kansas City Star, 15 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for city council 

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Word History

First Known Use

1641, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of city council was in 1641

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“City council.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

Legal Definition

city council

: the legislative body of a city

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