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privy council US English

A body of advisers or private counselors appointed by a sovereign or a governor general (now chiefly on an honorary basis and including present and former government ministers)

Privy Council New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

advisers appointed by a sovereign or Governor General

Judicial Committee of the Privy Council US English

(In the UK) a court made up of members of the House of Lords and others, which considers appeals made to the Sovereign in Council concerning decisions of some Commonwealth courts outside the UK