The definition of a council is a group of people called together or chosen for discussion or to make decisions.(noun)
An example of a council is a group brought together to decide how city funds should be spent.
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Origin: ME counceil < OFr concile < L concilium, group of people, meeting < com-, together + calere, to call (see clamor); confused in form and meaning in ME with counsel
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Origin: Middle English counceil
Origin: , from Old French concile
Origin: , from Latin concilium; see kelə-2 in Indo-European roots. Usage Note: Council, counsel, and consul are never interchangeable, though their meanings are related. Council and councilor refer principally to a deliberative assembly (such as a city council or student council), its work, and its membership. Counsel and counselor pertain chiefly to advice and guidance in general and to a person (such as a lawyer or camp counselor) who provides it. Consul denotes an officer in the foreign service of a country.
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