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council

1. a body of people elected or appointed to serve in an administrative, legislative, or advisory capacity
2. Brit the local governing authority of a town, county, etc.
3. Brit provided by a local council, esp (of housing) at a subsidized rent
4. Austral an administrative or legislative assembly, esp the upper house of a state parliament in Australia
5. Christianity an assembly of bishops, theologians, and other representatives of several churches or dioceses, convened for regulating matters of doctrine or discipline
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It had a soothing effect upon us; and before we knew it, our rage forgotten, we were in the full swing of a hee-hee council.
He was a good chief at first, and worked hard, so that the council had less and less to do.
Still, he made no answer, but dismissed the council.
He took his place at the Council Rock, too, when the Pack met, and there he discovered that if he stared hard at any wolf, the wolf would be forced to drop his eyes, and so he used to stare for fun.
My Lords, the business of the Council being concluded, I have only to wish you a happy New Year.
It but remains for this council to command, and Tal Hajus must prove his fitness to rule.
General Greene, of Rhode Island, was likewise at the council.
After a time, the voice of the sovereign chief, "the Left- handed," was heard across the river, announcing that the council lodge was preparing, and inviting the white men to come over.
The Lair of the Wolf is his refuge, but where he has digged it too plain, The Council shall send him a message, and so he shall change it again.
Above the session-room of the Council is the steeple, and in the steeple is the belfry, where exists, and has existed time out of mind, the pride and wonder of the village -- the great clock of the borough of Vondervotteimittiss.
We walked through the hall of the Council of Ten, and presently entered the infernal den of the Council of Three.
Dolgorukov, one of the warmest advocates of an attack, had just returned from the council, tired and exhausted but eager and proud of the victory that had been gained.