council

noun
1 local or national government
ADJECTIVE
executive, governing, ruling, state
national
legislative
local
borough, city, community, county, district, municipal, neighbourhood/neighborhood, parish, provincial, regional, town
metropolitan, rural, urban (all esp. BrE)
tribal
elected
VERB + COUNCIL
elect
control (esp. BrE)

Many county councils are now controlled by the Conservatives.

gain control of, retain control of, win control of (all BrE)
COUNCIL + VERB
meet
vote

The Spokane city council voted unanimously to ask for his resignation.

adopt sth, approve sth, decide sth, pass sth
COUNCIL + NOUN
elections
member, representative
meeting
chamber
president
resolution
leader, seat
PREPOSITION
on a/the council

She's on the borough council.

PHRASES
a seat on a council

Our party won the majority of seats on the city councils.

2 (BrE) organization that provides local services
VERB + COUNCIL
apply to

Students should apply to their local council for a grant.

COUNCIL + VERB
provide, spend
COUNCIL + NOUN
employee, staff, worker
services
estate, flat, house, housing
tax
3 group chosen to give advice, money, etc.
ADJECTIVE
advisory, funding, governing, research

the governing council of the Mormon Church

arts, sports
student
ecumenical
VERB + COUNCIL
create, establish, form, found, set up, start
apply to

As a struggling young composer, she applied to the California Arts Council for grant money.

COUNCIL + VERB
award sb sth, give sb sth

The Arts Council gives grants for local projects.

COUNCIL + NOUN
member
PREPOSITION
council for

They are setting up a new council for the arts.


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  • Council — Coun cil (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.] [1913 Webster] 1. An… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • council — coun‧cil [ˈkaʊnsl] noun [countable] 1. a group of people that are chosen to make rules, laws, or decisions, or to give advice: • the council for civil liberties ˈworks ˌcouncil HUMAN RESOURCES an organization in a company where employers and… …   Financial and business terms

  • Council — coun·cil / kau̇n səl/ n: a governmental body: as a: a group elected as a legislative body city council b: an administrative body council on aging c: an executive body whose members are equal in power and authority co …   Law dictionary

  • Council — ist das englische Wort für Rat; Ratsversammlung, Kollegium, Gemeinderat/Stadtrat oder (im Kontext der römisch katholischen Kirche) Konzil der Name von Floyd Council (1911–1976), US amerikanischer Blues Gitarrist, Mandolinenspieler und Sänger Orte …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Council —   [kaʊnsl, englisch] der, s/ s, mehrköpfiges Beratungsorgan, Ratsversammlung auf allen Regierungs und Verwaltungsstufen. In Großbritannien Cabinet Council, Kabinettsrat, Privy Council, geheimer Staatsrat der Krone (hat nur noch Bedeutung als… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • council — [koun′səl] n. [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] 1. a group of people called together for consultation,… …   English World dictionary

  • Council — Council, ID U.S. city in Idaho Population (2000): 816 Housing Units (2000): 425 Land area (2000): 0.727606 sq. miles (1.884490 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.727606 sq. miles (1.884490 sq. km) …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Council, ID — U.S. city in Idaho Population (2000): 816 Housing Units (2000): 425 Land area (2000): 0.727606 sq. miles (1.884490 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.727606 sq. miles (1.884490 sq. km) FIPS code:… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • council — council, counsel 1. These are now distinct words and are only distantly related. A council is an administrative body or meeting, and its members are councillors. Counsel is advice given formally and often professionally; counsel or a counsel is a …   Modern English usage

  • council — (n.) early 12c., from Anglo Fr. cuncile, from O.N.Fr. concilie (O.Fr. concile, 12c.) assembly; council meeting; body of counsellors, from L. concilium group of people, meeting, from com together (see COM (Cf. com )) + calare to call (see CLAIM… …   Etymology dictionary

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