council of war

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council of war

n
1. (Military) an assembly of military leaders in wartime
2. an emergency meeting to formulate a plan
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The Trojans were struck with terror when they saw the snake, portent of aegis-bearing Jove, writhing in the midst of them, and Polydamas went up to Hector and said, "Hector, at our councils of war you are ever given to rebuke me, even when I speak wisely, as though it were not well, forsooth, that one of the people should cross your will either in the field or at the council board; you would have them support you always: nevertheless I will say what I think will be best; let us not now go on to fight the Danaans at their ships, for I know what will happen if this soaring eagle which skirted the left wing of our host with a monstrous blood-red snake in its talons (the snake being still alive) was really sent as an omen to the Trojans on their essaying to cross the trench.
In our councils of war before Troy he was always first to speak, and his judgement was unerring.
She organized the Councils of War that decided on regime change in Iraq, the decade's top story.
frequently with them in councils of war and encouraged a free exchange
Finally, in August 1918, Zaharoff was allowed to offer a massive $25m - roughly equivalent to pounds 200m in today's money - in return for Turkey's withdrawal from the war, complete with an offer of an extra pounds 185,000 for covert information from Turkey's sensitive councils of war with Germany.