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councillor

(US), councilor
a member of a council
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It is not to be seriously supposed that Razumov had actually dozed off and had dreamed in the presence of Councillor Mikulin, of an old print of the Inquisition.
"Councillor Mikulin uttered a series of broken sentences.
"He's Councillor McGinty, young man," said a voice from the group.
"I'm sorry, Councillor. I'm strange to the ways of the place.
Monsieur de Richelieu would have said, `Five hundred crowns for the councillor.' Well, let's say no more about it.
"You know, sir, that they wished to murder that good councillor, Broussel, the father of the people?"
Early the next morning the Mayor was walking in the square below in company with the Town Councillors. As they passed the column he looked up at the statue: "Dear me!
"Hear me," said he, "aldermen and town councillors of the Phaeacians, that I may speak even as I am minded.
But in a little while the people had the whole power in their own hands, and chose annually the governor, the councillors, and the representatives.
Those around him were his favorite councillors, and the bitterest foes of New England.
What, my councillors, rise, take the hand of Mopo, and hold it to the flame, that his heart may rejoice in the warmth of the flame while we speak together of this matter of the child that was, so my mother sang, born to Baleka, my wife, the sister of Mopo, my servant."
They are a great king and his seven privy-councillors, -- a king who does not scruple to strike a defenceless girl and his seven councillors who abet him in the outrage.

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