Share this entry

Share this page

privy council

Translation of privy council in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • (in UK) the privy council[ comité asesor del monarca integrado por personas de reconocido prestigio ]
    Example sentences
    • 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.

Definition of privy council in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day trocha
f
path …
Cultural fact of the day

Spain's literary renaissance, known as the Golden Age (Siglo de Oro/i>), roughly covers the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. It includes the Italian-influenced poetry of figures such as Garcilaso de la Vega; the religious verse of Fray Luis de León, Santa Teresa de Ávila and San Juan de la Cruz; picaresque novels such as the anonymous Lazarillo de Tormes and Quevedo's Buscón; Miguel de Cervantes' immortal Don Quijote; the theater of Lope de Vega, and the ornate poetry of Luis de Góngora.