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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Council  \Coun"cil\  (koun"s[i^]l),  n.  [F.  concile,  fr  L. 
  concilium  con-  +  calare  to  call  akin  to  Gr  ???  to  call 
  and  E.  hale,  v.,  haul.  Cf  {Conciliate}.  This  word  is  often 
  confounded  with  counsel,  with  which  it  has  no  connection.] 
  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. 
 
  An  old  lord  of  the  council  rated  me  the  other  day 
  --Shak. 
 
  3.  Act  of  deliberating;  deliberation;  consultation. 
 
  Satan  .  .  .  void  of  rest,  His  potentates  to  council 
  called  by  night.  --Milton. 
 
  O  great  in  action  and  in  council  wise.  --Pope. 
 
  {Aulic  council}.  See  under  {Aulic}. 
 
  {Cabinet  council}.  See  under  {Cabinet}. 
 
  {City  council},  the  legislative  branch  of  a  city  government, 
  usually  consisting  of  a  board  of  aldermen  and  common 
  council,  but  sometimes  otherwise  constituted. 
 
  {Common  council}.  See  under  {Common}. 
 
  {Council  board},  {Council  table},  the  table  round  which  a 
  council  holds  consultation;  also  the  council  itself  in 
  deliberation. 
 
  {Council  chamber},  the  room  or  apartment  in  which  a  council 
  meets. 
 
  {Council  fire},  the  ceremonial  fire  kept  burning  while  the 
  Indians  hold  their  councils.  [U.S.]  --Bartlett. 
 
  {Council  of  war},  an  assembly  of  officers  of  high  rank, 
  called  to  consult  with  the  commander  in  chief  in  regard  to 
  measures  or  importance  or  nesessity. 
 
  {Ecumenical  council}  (Eccl.),  an  assembly  of  prelates  or 
  divines  convened  from  the  whole  body  of  the  church  to 
  regulate  matters  of  doctrine  or  discipline. 
 
  {Executive  council},  a  body  of  men  elected  as  advisers  of  the 
  chief  magistrate,  whether  of  a  State  or  the  nation.  [U.S.] 
 
 
  {Legislative  council},  the  upper  house  of  a  legislature, 
  usually  called  the  senate. 
 
  {Privy  council}.  See  under  {Privy}.  [Eng.] 
 
  Syn:  Assembly;  meeting;  congress;  diet;  parliament; 
  convention;  convocation;  synod. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  council 
  n  1:  a  body  serving  in  an  administrative  capacity;  "student 
  council" 
  2:  a  meeting  of  people  for  consultation;  "emergency  council" 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Council,  ID  (city,  FIPS  18820) 
  Location:  44.72892  N,  116.43524  W 
  Population  (1990):  831  (392  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.8  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  83612 
  Council,  NC 
  Zip  code(s):  28434 
  Council,  VA 
  Zip  code(s):  24260 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Council 
  spoken  of  counsellors  who  sat  in  public  trials  with  the  governor 
  of  a  province  (Acts  25:12). 
 
  The  Jewish  councils  were  the  Sanhedrim,  or  supreme  council  of 
  the  nation,  which  had  subordinate  to  it  smaller  tribunals  (the 
  "judgment,"  perhaps,  in  Matt.  5:21,  22)  in  the  cities  of 
  Palestine  (Matt.  10:17;  Mark  13:9).  In  the  time  of  Christ  the 
  functions  of  the  Sanhedrim  were  limited  (John  16:2;  2  Cor. 
  11:24).  In  Ps  68:27  the  word  council"  means  simply  a  company 
  of  persons.  (R.V.  marg.,  "company.") 
 
  In  ecclesiastical  history  the  word  is  used  to  denote  an 
  assembly  of  pastors  or  bishops  for  the  discussion  and  regulation 
  of  church  affairs.  The  first  of  these  councils  was  that  of  the 
  apostles  and  elders  at  Jerusalem,  of  which  we  have  a  detailed 
  account  in  Acts  15. 
 




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