council - definition and synonyms

 
 
 
noun [countable] 

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/ˈkaʊns(ə)l/
singularcouncil
pluralcouncils
  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