Definition of Privy Council in English:

Privy Council

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noun

  • 1A body of advisers appointed by a sovereign or a Governor General (now chiefly on an honorary basis and including present and former government ministers).
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    • The Privy Council is an unelected body; constitutionally it is answerable only to the reigning monarch.
    • The reference by the Prime Minister to the Privy Council is merely a sop to overactive consciences.
    • I have noted that there have been no appointments to the Privy Council in terms of members of this House.
  • 1.1chiefly • historical A sovereign’s or Governor General’s private counsellors.

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