Common council

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the representative (legislative) body, or the lower branch of the representative body, of a city or other municipal corporation.
See under Common.

See also: Common, Council

References in classic literature ?
The COMMON COUNCIL had the appointment of all the judges and magistrates of the respective CITIES.
The first genuine specimen which we came upon was the mansion of a rich farmer and member of the Common Council of the parish or district.
Forgive me, if I am wrong, but I was told you were niece to the Commissioners of Paving, and daughter-in-law to the Lord Mayor and Court of Common Council, which would account for your relationship to all three.