great council

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

Middle English grete counseil

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“Great council.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/great%20council. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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