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great council

n
(Historical Terms) (in medieval England) an assembly of the great nobles and prelates to advise the king
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In the reign of King John one of them was rich enough to give a manor to the Knights Hospitallers; and in Edward the Second's time your forefather Brian was summoned to Westminster to attend the great Council there.
Here, in an immense wooden building, was the great council hall, as also the banqueting chamber, decorated with Indian arms and accoutrements, and the trophies of the fur trade.
When we had travelled one day's journey, the guides, who were five in number, called all the passengers, except the servants, to a great council, as they called it.
One of these was Tintoretto's three-acre picture in the Great Council Chamber.
But I will be avenged,'' he added, starting from his char in impatience at the supposed injury, and catching hold of his boar-spear; ``I will go with my complaint to the great council; I have friends, I have followers man to man will I appeal the Norman to the lists; let him come in his plate and his mail, and all that can render cowardice bold; I have sent such a javelin as this through a stronger fence than three of their war shields!
They passed then through a massive doorway, which, when opened, revealed the great council chamber of O-Tar, Jeddak of Manator, beyond.
He had heard of a great council, at which the Menahashah, or Long-knives, and the Washsheomantiqua, or Spaniards, had smoked together, when the latter had sold to the former their incomprehensible rights over those vast regions, through which his nation had roamed, in freedom, for so many ages.
Challenger did weep--when we passed a great council school and saw the long trail of tiny figures scattered down the road which led from it.
The history of almost all the great councils and consultations held among mankind for reconciling their discordant opinions, assuaging their mutual jealousies, and adjusting their respective interests, is a history of factions, contentions, and disappointments, and may be classed among the most dark and degraded pictures which display the infirmities and depravities of the human character.
In this view, the Holy and Great Council reminds us that "to young people the Church offers not simply 'help' but 'truth,' the truth of the new divine-human life in Christ," underlining that "young people thus are not simply the 'future' of the Church, but also the active expression of her God-loving and human-loving life in the present" (Encyclical, para.
The church's synod, in its official reaction to the June 20-26 Holy and Great Council, also said the meeting could not be called "pan-Orthodox" because four of the 14 independent Orthodox member churches did not attend.
Will the same happen to the Middlesbrough super stadium when the asset is realised and the revenue generated disappears in the great council debt abyss?
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