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coun·cil

council

 
 
pronunciation:
kaUn sl
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part of speech: noun
definition: a group of persons gathered together to discuss or make decisions about public matters. For example, a city council may make laws for or give advice on how to run a city.
The town council will be voting on the issue tonight.
synonyms:
assembly, board, committee
similar words:
cabinet, commission, legislature, panel
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