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A council is a type of committee that leads or governs.

In British culture, a municipality is often referred to as a council.

Council may refer to:

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In politics

In other fields

  • Arts council, a government or private, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the arts
  • Bar council, a professional body that regulates the profession of barristers together with the Inns of Court
  • Buddhist councils, important historical events in the history of Buddhism
  • Council (Boy Scouts), a non-profit private corporation within Boy Scouts of America
  • Ecumenical council, a meeting of the bishops of the whole church convened to discuss and settle matters of Church doctrine and practice
  • Floyd Council, an American blues musician
  • Student council, a student organization present in many elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, colleges and universities
  • Synod in a Christian church
  • "The Council", a third season episode of Star Trek: Enterprise
  • University Council running a university
  • Youth council, an example of youth voice engaged in youth-led decision-making

In United States geography

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Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

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English

Etymology

From Old English, from Old French, from Latin concilium

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
council

Plural
councils

council (plural councils)

  1. A committee that leads or governs (e.g. city council, student council)
  2. discussion or deliberation

Translations


Simple English

The English Wiktionary has a dictionary definition (meanings of a word) for:

Council in general means a body that has the right to give advice or to administer.

It could also mean:

In politics:

  • Borough Council, a form of local government in the United Kingdom
  • City council, a form of local government
  • Community council, the most local official representative bodies in Scotland and Wales
  • Council (country subdivision), a local government area in Australia
  • Council of State, an organ of government in many states
  • County council, a council that governs a county in the British Isles
  • Labour council, an association of labour unions or union branches in a given area
  • Municipal council, a subdivision of France
  • National Security Council, an executive branch governmental body responsible for coordinating policy on national security issues
  • Parish council, a form of local government in the United Kingdom
  • Privy Council, a body that advises the head of state of a nation
  • Research Council, a government agency responsible for a particular area of research in the United Kingdom
  • Town council, a democratically elected form of government for small municipalities or parishes
  • Workers' council, a council composed of working class or proletarian members
  • Works council, a "shop-floor" organization representing workers

In American geography:

In other fields:

  • Arts council, a government or private, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the arts
  • Bar council, a professional body that regulates the profession of barristers together with the Inns of Court
  • Council (Boy Scouts), a non-profit private corporation within Boy Scouts of America
  • Ecumenical council, a meeting of the bishops of the whole church convened to discuss and settle matters of Church doctrine and practice
  • Floyd Council, an American blues musician
  • Student Council, a student organization present in many elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, colleges and universities
  • "The Council" (Enterprise episode), a third season episode of Star Trek: Enterprise
  • Youth Council, an example of youth voice engaged in youth-led decision-making

Other pages

  • Security Council
  • Council of the European Union
  • Advisory Council
  • Accreditation Council
  • Affairs Council
  • American Council
  • Australian Council
  • Canadian Council
  • Christian Council
  • Common Council
  • Consul
  • Cooperation Council
  • Council High School
  • Council house (disambiguation)
  • Council of Elders
  • Council of Four
  • Council Wars (disambiguation)
  • Councillor
  • Counsel
  • Counselor
  • Crown Council
  • Dance Council
  • Danish Council
  • Defence Council
  • Dental Council
  • District council
  • Dutch Council
  • European Council (disambiguation)
  • Examinations Council
  • Executive Council
  • Federal Council
  • Federation Council
  • French Council
  • Funding Council
  • General council
  • General Teaching Council
  • Grand Council (disambiguation)
  • High Council
  • Hong Kong Council
  • Indian Council
  • International Council
  • Iraqi Council
  • Legislative Council
  • Local council
  • Medical Council
  • Military Council
  • Muslim Council
  • National Council
  • Olympic Council
  • Policy Council
  • Polish Council
  • Pontifical Council
  • Press Council
  • Regional Council
  • Restoration Council
  • Revolutionary Council
  • Scottish council
  • Shire Council
  • State Council
  • Supreme Council
  • Valley Council
  • Vietnamese Council
  • World Council








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