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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

A few years ago, the city council of Monza, Italy, barred pet owners from keeping goldfish in curved bowls... saying that it is cruel to keep a fish in a bowl with curved sides because, gazing out, the fish would have a distorted view of reality. But how do we know we have the true, undistorted picture of reality?
Stephen Hawking

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

Peace is not made at the council table or by treaties, but in the hearts of men.
Herbert Hoover

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

I sincerely hope I can contribute to the progress there has been in relations between Jews and Catholics since the Second Vatican Council in a spirit of renewed collaboration.
Pope Francis
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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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