great council


: a preeminent political council: such as
: the principal council or assembly of England under the Norman kings composed of the sovereign's tenants in capite
: a municipal legislative body of former times in some Italian towns and cities
: a major council of North American Indian chiefs

Word History


Middle English grete counseil

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“Great council.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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