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Councilan assembly elected or appointed to administer a county, district, or city; the governing body of various professions, institutions, societies, etc.
Council /'kaʊnsəl/ is a noun. A council is a group of people who run a local area such as a town, city, or county.
Some other groups of people who run organizations are also called Councils.
Counsel /'kaʊnsəl/ is usually a verb. If you counsel someone, you give them advice about their problems.
Someone's counsel is the lawyer who gives them advice on a legal case and speaks on their behalf in court.
|Noun||1.||council - a body serving in an administrative capacity; "student council"|
Sanhedrin - the supreme judicial and ecclesiastical council of ancient Jerusalem
Security Council, SC - a permanent council of the United Nations; responsible for preserving world peace
Trusteeship Council, TC - a permanent council of the United Nations that commissions a country (or countries) to undertake the administration of a territory
Economic and Social Council, ECOSOC - a permanent council of the United Nations; responsible for economic and social conditions
NAC, North Atlantic Council - a council consisting of permanent representatives of all the member countries of NATO; has political authority and powers of decision
city council - a municipal body that can pass ordinances and appropriate funds etc.
executive council - a council that shares the supreme executive power
privy council - an advisory council to a ruler (especially to the British Crown)
works council - (chiefly Brit) a council representing employer and employees of a plant or business to discuss working conditions etc; also: a committee representing the workers elected to negotiate with management about grievances and wages etc
soviet - an elected governmental council in a communist country (especially one that is a member of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics)
world council - a council with representatives from different nations
|2.||council - (Christianity) an assembly of theologians and bishops and other representatives of different churches or dioceses that is convened to regulate matters of discipline or doctrine|
Christian religion, Christianity - a monotheistic system of beliefs and practices based on the Old Testament and the teachings of Jesus as embodied in the New Testament and emphasizing the role of Jesus as savior
assembly - a group of persons who are gathered together for a common purpose
ecumenical council - (early Christian church) one of seven gatherings of bishops from around the known world under the presidency of the Pope to regulate matters of faith and morals and discipline; "the first seven councils through 787 are considered to be ecumenical councils by both the Roman Catholic church and the Eastern Orthodox church but the next fourteen councils are considered ecumenical only by the Roman Catholic church"
Fourth Council of Constantinople, Constantinople - the council in 869 that condemned Photius who had become the patriarch of Constantinople without approval from the Vatican, thereby precipitating the schism between the eastern and western churches
Lateran Council - any of five general councils of the Western Catholic Church that were held in the Lateran Palace
First Council of Lyons, Lyons - the council of the Western Church in 1245 that excommunicated Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II and planned a new crusade against the Holy Land
Second Council of Lyons, Lyons - the council in 1274 that effected a temporary reunion of the Greek Orthodox with the Roman Catholic Church
Council of Vienne, Vienne - the council in 1311-1313 that dealt with alleged crimes of the Knights Templar, planned a new crusade, and took on the reformation of the clergy
Council of Constance, Constance - the council in 1414-1418 that succeeded in ending the Great Schism in the Roman Catholic Church
Council of Basel-Ferrara-Florence - the council in 1431-1439 that concentrated on the elimination of heresies and on reforms within the Roman Catholic Church
Council of Trent - a council of the Roman Catholic Church convened in Trento in three sessions between 1545 and 1563 to examine and condemn the teachings of Martin Luther and other Protestant reformers; redefined the Roman Catholic doctrine and abolished various ecclesiastical abuses and strengthened the papacy
Vatican Council - each of two councils of the Roman Catholic Church
|3.||council - a meeting of people for consultation; "emergency council"|
group meeting, meeting - a formally arranged gathering; "next year the meeting will be in Chicago"; "the meeting elected a chairperson"
indaba - a council at which indigenous peoples of southern Africa meet to discuss some important question
Jirga - a Pashto term for a decision making assembly of male elders; "most criminal cases are handled by a tribal Jirga rather than by laws or police"
powwow - a council of or with Native Americans
synod - a council convened to discuss ecclesiastical business
city/town council → ayuntamiento m
you should write to the council about it → deberías escribir al ayuntamiento acerca de eso
the council should move the rubbish → les corresponde a los servicios municipales recoger la basura
council flat N (Brit) → piso m or (LAm) departamento m de protección oficial
council house N (Brit) → casa f de protección oficial
council housing N (Brit) → viviendas fpl de protección oficial
council (housing) estate N (Brit) → urbanización f or barrio m de viviendas de protección oficial
council meeting N → pleno m municipal
Council of Ministers N → Consejo m de Ministros (de la Unión Europea)
council tax N (Brit) impuesto municipal
council tenant N (Brit) → inquilino/a m/f (de una vivienda de protección oficial)
council[ˈkaʊnsəl] n [town, city] → conseil m municipal
He's on the council → Il fait partie du conseil municipal. Arts Councilcouncil estate n (British) → lotissement m de logements sociaux, lotissement m de logements à loyer modéré
on a council estate → dans un lotissement de logements sociauxcouncil flat n (British) → appartement m à loyer modéré (loué à la municipalité)council house n (British) → maison f à loyer modéré (louée à la municipalité)
council[ˈkaʊnsl] n → consiglio
council of war → consiglio di guerra
city or town council → consiglio comunale
the Security Council of the United Nations → il Consiglio di Sicurezza delle Nazioni Unite
Council of Europe → Consiglio d'Europa