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A body of people elected to manage the affairs of a city, county, or other municipal district
“He served on the council until 1979, when he decided not to run for re-election.”
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An advisory, deliberative, or administrative body of people formally constituted and meeting regularly
“Although nominally only an advisory body, the council's decisions are viewed in practice as binding and ignored by the government at its own peril.”
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A collection of people, countries, or groups that combine for mutual protection or cooperation
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“The National Council on Family Relations is the oldest nonprofit, nonpartisan, multidisciplinary professional association focused solely on family research, practice, and education.”
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A meeting or discussion, typically conducted by experts in a given field
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“The lords held a council to consider what was to be done.”
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A discussion involving the exchange of ideas or views
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“It was agreed that on their arrival, there should first be a council between the representatives of the allied nations.”
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A military or political group that rules a country after taking power by force
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A group of people elected to govern a city, town, or borough
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A local branch of a society
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Board of advisers
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An act of listening to evidence in a court of law or before an official, especially a trial before a judge without a jury
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Adjective
Relating to a town or district or its governing body
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