Definition of council
- the Second Vatican Council
- a governor's council
- a city council
- a council on housing
The city council is considering a ban on smoking in restaurants.
the governor's council on physical fitness
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: a group of people who are chosen to make rules, laws, or decisions about something
: a group of people who provide advice or guidance on something
: of or relating to a council
: provided by a local government council for people to live in for low rent
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to speak or write verbosely and windily
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