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noun [countable] council pronunciation in American English /ˈkaʊns(ə)l/
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  1. 1
    the elected officials who govern a local area such as a city or county

    a member of the city council

    Their planning application was rejected by the council.

    1. a.
      an organization that provides local government in a city, county, etc.

      Mount Vernon City Council

      The council is responsible for the library service.

  2. 2
    an official group of people who have been chosen to make decisions or provide advice

    the United Nations Security Council

    the European Union’s Council of Ministers


… a teaching method in which groups of children learn independently using a computer linked to the internet

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a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …

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