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A council is a group of people who usually possess some powers of governance.


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Other definitions: A city council is the most common style of legislative government in a city or town. ... In the British Isles, a county council is a council that governs a county. ... The United Kingdom is made up of four parts - England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. ... Jump to: navigation, search The United Nations, or UN, is an international organization established in 1945. ... A session of the Security Council in progress The United Nations Security Council is the most powerful organ of the United Nations. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a think tank which describes itself as dedicated to increasing Americas understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. ... A privy council is a body that advises the head of state of a nation, especially in a monarchy. ... A workers council is a council, or deliberative body, composed of working class or proletarian members. ... The Council of the European Union forms, along with the European Parliament, the legislative arm of the European Union (EU). ... The European Council, sometimes informally called the European Summit, is a meeting of the heads of state or government of the European Union, and the President of the European Commission (not to be confused with the Council of the European Union, or the Council of Europe). ... Jump to: navigation, search Anthem: Let us all unite and celebrate together Official languages The African languages, as well as Arabic, English, French and Portuguese Some member states have other official languages. ... The Peace and Security Council of the African Union is the organ in charge of enforcing Union decisions. ... The Economic, Social and Cultural Council is an advisory body of the African Union charged with overseeing the development of those particular areas within the continent. ...

Council is not interchangeable with counsel or consul. The Palace of Europe in Strasbourg The Council of Europe is an international organisation of 46 member states in the European region. ... For the political science journal, see: International Organization An international organization (also called intergovernmental organization) is an organization of international scope or character. ... Jump to: navigation, search Australian English (AuE) is the form of the English language used in Australia. ... Local Government Area (abbreviated LGA) is a term used in Australia (and especially by the Australian Bureau of Statistics) to refer to areas controlled by each individual Local Government. ... A municipality or general-purpose district (compare with: special-purpose district) is an administrative local area generally composed of a clearly defined territory and commonly referring to a city, town, or village government. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Boy Scouts of America(BSA) is an organization designed for boys between the ages of seven and eighteen, and for both young men and women between the ages of 14 and 21, based in the United States of America, with some presence in other countries. ... The term National Council may refer to: The National Council of Austria (Nationalrat) The National Council of Monaco The National Council of the Slovak Republic (Národná rada) The National Council of Slovenia (Državni svet) The National Council of Switzerland (Nationalrat, Conseil national) State National Council in Poland, 1944... A synod (also known as a council) is a council of a church, usually a Christian church, convened to decide an issue of doctrine or administration. ... In Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy, an ecumenical council or general council is a meeting of the bishops of the whole church convened to discuss and settle matters of Church doctrine and practice. ... The Xindi Council is a governmental body from the Star Trek universe. ... http://www. ... This page is a candidate to be moved to Wiktionary. ... Jump to: navigation, search A consulate (or consular office) is a form of diplomatic mission in charge of matters related to individual people and businesses, in other words issues outside inter-governmental diplomacy. ...

  • A councilor is a member of a council, as such described above.
  • A counselor provides counsel: advice and guidance, such as lawyers provide to their clients.
  • A consul is a diplomatic officer.

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CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: General Councils (12232 words)
Councils in which the pope is represented by legates are, indeed, also representative of the whole teaching body of the Church, but the representation is not absolute or adequate, is no real concentration of its whole authority.
Councils over which the pope presides through his legates are not identified with himself in the same degree as the former.
The infallibility of the council is intrinsic, i.e.
Ecumenical council - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2359 words)
Council of Vienne, (1311–1312) - Disbanded Knights Templar
Council of Siena, (1423–1424) is the high point of conciliarism, emphasizing the leadership of the bishops gathered in council.
Council of Trent, (1545–1563, discontinuously); response to the challenges of Calvinism and Lutheranism; imposition of uniformity in liturgy in the Roman Rite (the "Tridentine Mass").
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