Found 2 items, similar to City council.
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Definition: city council
n : a municipal body that can pass ordnances and appropriate
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Definition: City council
(koun"s[i^]l), n. [F. concile, fr. L.
concilium; con- + calare to call, akin to Gr. ??? to call,
and E. hale, v., haul. Cf. Conciliate
. This word is often
confounded with counsel, with which it has no connection.]
1. An assembly of men summoned or convened for consultation,
deliberation, or advice; as, a council of physicians for
consultation in a critical case.
2. A body of man elected or appointed to constitute an
advisory or a legislative assembly; as, a governor's
council; a city council.
An old lord of the council rated me the other day.
3. Act of deliberating; deliberation; consultation.
Satan . . . void of rest,
His potentates to council called by night. --Milton.
O great in action and in council wise. --Pope.
. See under Aulic
. See under Cabinet
, the legislative branch of a city government,
usually consisting of a board of aldermen and common
council, but sometimes otherwise constituted.
. See under Common
, Council table
, the table round which a
council holds consultation; also, the council itself in
, the room or apartment in which a council
, the ceremonial fire kept burning while the
Indians hold their councils. [U.S.] --Bartlett.
Council of war
, an assembly of officers of high rank,
called to consult with the commander in chief in regard to
measures or importance or nesessity.
(Eccl.), an assembly of prelates or
divines convened from the whole body of the church to
regulate matters of doctrine or discipline.
, a body of men elected as advisers of the
chief magistrate, whether of a State or the nation. [U.S.]
, the upper house of a legislature,
usually called the senate.
. See under Privy
Syn: Assembly; meeting; congress; diet; parliament;
convention; convocation; synod.
Of or pertaining to a city. --Shak.
. See under Council
, The municipal court of a city. [U. S.]
, a watchman, or the collective watchmen, of a
city. [Obs.] --Fairfax.