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coun·cil

council

 
 
pronunciation:
kaUn sl
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part of speech: noun
definition: a group of people chosen to make decisions or give advice.
The city council recommended that taxes be lowered.
synonyms:
assembly, board, committee
similar words:
cabinet, legislature
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