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council
American English: /ˈkaʊnsəl/
British English: /ˈkaʊns(ə)l/

Translation of council in Spanish:

noun

  • 1 1.1 (advisory group)
    Example sentences
    • When papers were served on the council, officials took steps to find a place for the boy.
    • A report was given on the council meeting which was attended by two members of the guild.
    • She is scheduled to formally open the advisory council's standing committee meeting on Thursday.
    Example sentences
    • Local government consists of elected county and municipal councils.
    • City and district councils are at the forefront of dog control.
    • Mayors and municipal councils are elected directly by the local community.
    1.2 (Politics) (elected body) town/city council she's on the council
    es concejala en el ayuntamiento or municipio
    to be in council [formal]
    estar reunido
    council tenant (British)
    (inquilino de una vivienda de alquiler subvencionada por el ayuntamiento)
    inquilino (-na) (masculine, feminine) de una vivienda de protección oficial (en Esp)
    inquilino (-na) (masculine, feminine) de una vivienda económica (en RPl)
  • 2 (Religion)
    Example sentences
    • Before deciding to accept, he conferred with his synod council.
    • So it seems the plenary council and synod proposals have been put on a back burner.
    • Synod councils can send recommendations to the Church Council before its April meeting.
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Cultural Note: council

Gran Bretaña está dividida, con fines administrativos, en áreas. Las más grandes son los condados county y en Escocia, regiones region; ambos se dividen en districts. Los Parish Councils ( Community Councils en Escocia y Gales) son las unidades más pequeñas de gobierno local. Todos son dirigidos por Councils que cuentan con poderes otorgados por el gobierno central. Están formados por representantes o councillors que son elegidos por los habitantes de la localidad. Sus responsabilidades incluyen la educación, los servicios sociales, la vivienda, el transporte, el medio ambiente, los servicios de la policía y de los bomberos, urbanismo, lugares de esparcimiento, bibliotecas y otros servicios locales. Se financian con el council tax y con fondos que reciben del gobierno central.