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Definition of Council

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

The United Nations will be at the heart of our international activities. France will assume its full responsibilities at the Security Council by putting its status at the service of peace, respect for human rights and development.
Francois Hollande

The United Nations' founders understood that decisions affecting war and peace should happen only by consensus, and with America's consent, the veto by Security Council permanent members was enshrined in the United Nations Charter. The profound wisdom of this has underpinned the stability of international relations for decades.
Vladimir Putin

The United Nations remains our most important global actor. These days we are continuously reminded of the enormous responsibility of the Security Council to uphold international peace and stability.
Anna Lindh

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

Whether you come from a council estate or a country estate, your success will be determined by your own confidence and fortitude.
Michelle Obama
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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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