council


council
[[t]ka͟ʊns(ə)l[/t]]
councils
1) N-COUNT-COLL: oft in names after n A council is a group of people who are elected to govern a local area such as a city or, in Britain, a county.

...Cheshire County Council...

The city council has voted almost unanimously in favour.

...David Ward, one of just two Liberal Democrats on the council.

...reports of local council meetings.

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2) ADJ: ADJ n Council houses or flats are owned by the local council, and people pay rent to live in them. [BRIT]

There is a shortage of council housing...

Council tenants around the country are planning a mass lobby of Parliament.

3) N-COUNT-COLL: usu in names Council is used in the names of some organizations.

...the National Council for Civil Liberties.

...the Arts Council.

...community health councils.

4) N-COUNT-COLL: usu sing, usu with supp In some organizations, the council is the group of people that controls or governs it.

The permanent council of the Organization of American States meets today here in Washington.

...the Bundesbank's central council.

5) N-COUNT A council is a specially organized, formal meeting that is attended by a particular group of people.

President Najibullah said he would call a grand council of all Afghans...

The president also meets ministers at inter-ministerial councils held at the Elysée Palace.

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