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council

coun·cil

council

 
 
pronunciation:
kaUn sl
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an assembly of persons gathered together for administrative, legislative, or advisory purposes.
The town council will be voting on the issue tonight.
synonyms:
assembly, board, committee
similar words:
cabinet, commission, convocation, legislature, panel, synod, task force, tribunal
definition 2: (chiefly British) an elected body that governs in local areas.
Has the council done anything about the problem?
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Are you looking for the word counsel (advice or an attorney)? Council and counsel sound alike but have different meanings.
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