the Privy Council

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of the Privy Council

:the group of people chosen by the British king or queen to serve as advisers

Word by Word Definitions

privy play
  1. : private, withdrawn

  2. : secret

  3. : belonging or relating to a person in one's individual rather than official capacity

  1. : a small building having a bench with holes through which the user may defecate or urinate

  2. : toilet

  3. : a person having a legal interest of privity

council play
  1. : an assembly or meeting for consultation, advice, or discussion

  2. : a group elected or appointed as an advisory or legislative body

  3. : a usually administrative body

  1. : used for councils especially by or with North American Indians

  2. : built, maintained, or operated by a local governing agency


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