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Definition of Council


  1. An assembly of men summoned or convened for consultation, deliberation, or advice; as, a council of physicians for consultation in a critical case.
  2. A body of man elected or appointed to constitute an advisory or a legislative assembly; as, a governor's council; a city council.
  3. Act of deliberating; deliberation; consultation.

Council Quotations

Do not reveal what you have thought upon doing, but by wise council keep it secret being determined to carry it into execution.

The list of U.S. vetoes at the Security Council to protect Israeli aggression and occupation is huge.
Noam Chomsky

The purposes of the United States should not be doubted. The Security Council resolutions will be enforced - the just demands of peace and security will be met - or action will be unavoidable. And a regime that has lost its legitimacy will also lose its power.
Colin Powell

The council now beginning rises in the Church like the daybreak, a forerunner of most splendid light.
Pope John XXIII

In 1963, the U.N. Security Council declared a voluntary arms embargo on South Africa. That was extended to a mandatory embargo in 1977. And that was followed by economic sanctions and other measures - sometimes officials, countries, cities, towns - some organized by popular movements.
Noam Chomsky
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Council Translations

council in Dutch is raad, raadgevend lichaam
council in German is Rat, Kollegium
council in Italian is consigliere
council in Latin is concilium, consilium
council in Portuguese is conselho
council in Spanish is concilio

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