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Privy Council

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Definition of Privy Council in English:

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).
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.

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