Legal Definition and Related Resources of Council

Meaning of Council

An assembly of persons for the purpose of measures of state or municipal policy.

Council Alternative Definition

(Lat. concilium, an assembly). The legislative body in the government of cities or boroughs; an advisory body selected to aid the executive: See 14 Mass. 470; 3 Pick. (Mass.) 517; 4 Pick. (Mass.) 25. A governor’s council is still retained in some of the states of the United States. It is analogous in many respects to the privy council of the king of Great Britain, and of the governors of the British colonies, though of a much more limited range of duties. See “Privy Council.”

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Council and the European Union


See Also

  • Council of Ministers


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