council of war


council of war
councils of war
N-COUNT
A council of war is a meeting that is held in order to decide how a particular threat or emergency should be dealt with. [FORMAL]

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • Council of war — Council Coun cil (koun s[i^]l), n. [F. concile, fr. L. concilium; con + calare to call, akin to Gr. ??? to call, and E. hale, v., haul. Cf. {Conciliate}. This word is often confounded with counsel, with which it has no connection.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • council of war — noun singular BRITISH a WAR COUNCIL …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • council of war — plural councils of war n a meeting to decide how to deal with a particular problem used humorously …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Council of war — Engraving by James E. Kelly of George G. Meade and the council of war at Gettysburg, July 2, 1863 …   Wikipedia

  • council of war — 1. : an assembly of officers usually of high rank called to consult with the commander on questions of importance or emergency 2. : a deliberation to concert measures * * * ˌcouncil of ˈwar [council of war councils of war] noun (pl …   Useful english dictionary

  • council of war — UK / US noun [singular] British 1) a meeting between officers of high rank in an army, air force, or navy to discuss what to do in a war 2) a meeting between important people to discuss what to do when in an emergency or difficult situation hold… …   English dictionary

  • council of war — 1. a conference of high ranking military or naval officers, usually for discussing a major emergency or war problem. 2. any conference for discussing or deciding upon a course of action. [1580 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • council of war — noun 1. a conference of high ranking military or naval officers, usually to discuss major war problems and plans. 2. any conference to make important plans …   Australian English dictionary

  • council of war — committee of high ranking military officials which discuss and determine strategies …   English contemporary dictionary

  • council of war — noun a gathering of military officers in wartime. ↘a meeting held to plan a response to an emergency …   English new terms dictionary


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