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noun [countable]     council pronunciation in British English
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  1. 1
    the elected officials who govern a local area such as a city or county: can be followed by a singular or plural verb

    a member of the city council

    Their planning application was rejected by the council.

    1. b.
      [only before noun] belonging to or relating to a council

      a change in council policy


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snap election

a general election … that is called earlier than expected

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