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council British & World English

An advisory, deliberative, or administrative body of people formally constituted and meeting regularly

council tax British & World English

A tax levied on households by local authorities in Britain, based on the estimated value of a property and the number of people living in it

council house British & World English

A house owned by a local council and rented out to tenants

Privy Council British & World English

A body of advisers appointed by a sovereign or a Governor General (now chiefly on an honorary basis and including present and former government ministers)

Press Council British & World English

A body established in the UK in 1953 to raise and maintain professional standards among journalists

town council British & World English

(Especially in the UK) the elected governing body in a municipality

wages council British & World English

(In the UK) one of a number of statutory bodies, now abolished, consisting of workers‘ and employers’ representatives responsible for determining wages in particular industries

works council British & World English

A group of employees representing a workforce in discussions with their employers

British Council British & World English

An organization established in 1934 with the aims of promoting a wider knowledge of Britain and the English language abroad, and of developing closer cultural relations with other countries

Council Bluffs British & World English

An industrial and commercial city in southwestern Iowa, on the Missouri River, opposite Omaha in Nebraska; population 59,536 (est. 2008)

council estate British & World English

An area of houses built and rented out to tenants by a local council

county council British & World English

(In the UK) the elected governing body of an administrative county

common council British & World English

A town or city council, now only in London and some parts of Canada and the US

parish council British & World English

The administrative body in a civil parish

Vatican Council British & World English

Each of two general councils of the Roman Catholic Church, held in 1869–70 and 1962-5. The first (Vatican I) proclaimed the infallibility of the Pope when speaking ex cathedra; the second (Vatican II) made numerous reforms, abandoning the universal Latin liturgy and acknowledging ecumenism

Lateran Council British & World English

Any of five general councils of the Western Church held in the Lateran Palace in 1123, 1139, 1179, 1215, and 1512–17. The council of 1215 condemned the Albigenses as heretical and clarified the Church doctrine on transubstantiation, the Trinity, and the Incarnation

Whitley Council British & World English

A negotiating body for discussing and settling matters of industrial relations, pay and conditions, and related issues

council of war British & World English

A gathering of military officers in wartime

European Council British & World English

A grouping of the heads of government of the European Union countries, inaugurated in 1975, which meets two or three times a year

executive council British & World English

A council with executive power

Security Council British & World English

A permanent body of the United Nations seeking to maintain peace and security. It consists of fifteen members, of which five (China, France, the UK, the US, and Russia) are permanent and have the power of veto. The other members are elected for two-year terms

Europe, Council of British & World English

An association of European states founded in 1949 to safeguard the political and cultural heritage of Europe and promote economic and social cooperation. One of the Council’s principal achievements is the European Convention on Human Rights

Order in Council British & World English

A sovereign’s order on an administrative matter, given on the advice of the Privy Council

Queen in Council British & World English

(In the UK) the Privy Council as issuing Orders in Council or receiving petitions when the reigning monarch is a queen

Trent, Council of British & World English

An ecumenical council of the Roman Catholic Church, held in three sessions between 1545 and 1563 in Trento in Italy. Prompted by the opposition of the Reformation, the council clarified and redefined the Church’s doctrine, abolished many ecclesiastical abuses, and strengthened the authority of the papacy. These measures provided the Church with a solid foundation for the Counter-Reformation

King in Council British & World English

(in the UK) in the reign of a king, the term for Queen in Council.

Chalcedon, Council of British & World English

The fourth ecumenical council of the Christian Church, held at Chalcedon in 451. It condemned the Monophysite position and affirmed the dual but united nature of Christ as god and man

council of ministers British & World English

An administrative body that advises the chief executive or head of state

Ulster Unionist Council British & World English

A political party in Northern Ireland seeking to maintain the union with Britain. Founded in 1905, the UUC is regarded as being more moderate than the Ulster Democratic Unionist Party

National Security Council British & World English

(In the US) a body created by Congress after the Second World War to advise the President (who chairs it) on issues relating to national security in domestic, foreign, and military policy

World Council of Churches British & World English

An association established in 1948 to promote unity among the many different Christian Churches. Its member Churches number over 300, and include virtually all Christian traditions except Roman Catholicism and Unitarianism. Its headquarters are in Geneva

Lord President of the Council British & World English

(In the UK) the cabinet minister presiding at the Privy Council

Judicial Committee of the Privy Council British & World 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

Executive Council in executive council British & World English

(In Australia) a body presided over by the Governor General or Governor and consisting of ministers of the Crown, which gives legal form to cabinet decisions

unitary authority British & World English

(Chiefly in the UK) an administrative division of local government established in place of, or as an alternative to, a two-tier system of local councils

unitary council in unitary authority British & World English

(Chiefly in the UK) an administrative division of local government established in place of, or as an alternative to, a two-tier system of local councils

Council of Ministers in council of ministers British & World English

The policymaking body of the European Economic Community

council English Thesaurus

they won an election for their seats on the council

council English-Spanish

consejo m

council in council English Thesaurus

they won an election for their seats on the council

council in counsel English Thesaurus

he no longer came to me for counsel

council tax English-Spanish

contribuciónbasada en el valor de la propiedad y el número de personas que viven en ella

Bar Council English-Spanish

the Bar Council

Arts Council English-Spanish

institución pública dedicada al fomento de la cultura y las artes

Privy Council English-Spanish

the Privy Council

town council English-Spanish

ayuntamiento m, municipio m, municipalidad f, concejo m municipal

county council English-Spanish

corporación de gobierno a nivel de condado


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