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English noun: council

1. council (group) a body serving in an administrative capacity

SamplesStudent council.

Broader (hypernym)administrative body, administrative unit

Narrower (hyponym)city council, Economic and Social Council, ECOSOC, executive council, NAC, North Atlantic Council, panchayat, panchayet, privy council, punchayet, Sanhedrin, SC, Security Council, soviet, TC, Trusteeship Council, works council, world council

2. council (group) (Christianity) an assembly of theologians and bishops and other representatives of different churches or dioceses that is convened to regulate matters of discipline or doctrine

Broader (hypernym)assembly

Narrower (hyponym)Constance, Constantinople, Council of Basel-Ferrara-Florence, Council of Constance, Council of Trent, Council of Vienne, ecumenical council, First Council of Lyons, Fourth Council of Constantinople, Lateran Council, Lyons, Lyons, Second Council of Lyons, Vatican Council, Vienne

Domain categoryChristian religion, Christianity

3. council (group) a meeting of people for consultation

SamplesEmergency council.

Broader (hypernym)group meeting, meeting

Narrower (hyponym)indaba, Jirga, powwow, synod

Member holonymcouncil member, councillor

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