HyperDic: council

English > 3 senses of the word council:
NOUNgroupcouncila body serving in an administrative capacity
groupcouncil(Christianity) an assembly of theologians and bishops and other representatives of different churches or dioceses that is convened to regulate matters of discipline or doctrine
groupcouncila meeting of people for consultation
council > pronunciation
Soundskaw'nsahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > council: 3 senses > noun 1, group
MeaningA body serving in an administrative capacity.
Example"student council"
NarrowerEconomic and Social Council, ECOSOCA permanent council of the United Nations
North Atlantic Council, NACA council consisting of permanent representatives of all the member countries of NATO
SanhedrinThe supreme judicial and ecclesiastical council of ancient Jerusalem
Security Council, SCA permanent council of the United Nations
Trusteeship Council, TCA permanent council of the United Nations that commissions a country (or countries) to undertake the administration of a territory
city councilA municipal / municipal body that can pass ordinances and appropriate funds etc.
executive councilA council that shares the supreme executive power
panchayat, panchayet, punchayetA village council in India or southern Pakistan
privy councilAn advisory council to a ruler (especially to the British Crown)
sovietAn elected governmental council in a communist country (especially one that is a member of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics)
works council(chiefly Brit) a council representing employer and employees of a plant or business to discuss working conditions etc
world councilA council with representatives / representatives from different nations
Broaderadministrative unit, administrative bodyA unit with administrative responsibilities
Spanishconcejo, consejo
Catalanconsell
English > council: 3 senses > noun 2, group
Meaning(Christianity) an assembly of theologians and bishops and other representatives of different churches or dioceses that is convened to regulate matters of discipline or doctrine.
CategoryChristianity, Christian religionA monotheistic system of beliefs and practices based on the Old Testament and the teachings of Jesus as embodied in the New Testament and emphasizing the role of Jesus as savior
NarrowerConstance, Council of ConstanceThe council in 1414-1418 that succeeded in ending the Great Schism in the Roman Catholic Church
Constantinople, Fourth Council of ConstantinopleThe council in 869 that condemned Photius who had become the patriarch of Constantinople without approval from the Vatican, thereby precipitating the schism between the eastern ... / eastern and western churches
Council of Basel-Ferrara-FlorenceThe council in 1431-1439 that concentrated on the elimination of heresies / heresies and on reforms within the Roman Catholic Church
Council of TrentA council of the Roman Catholic Church convened in Trento in three sessions between 1545 and 1563 to examine and condemn the teachings of Martin Luther and other Protestant reformers
Lateran CouncilAny of five general councils of the Western Catholic Church that were held in the Lateran Palace
Lyons, First Council of LyonsThe council of the Western Church in 1245 that excommunicated Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II and planned a new crusade against the Holy Land
Lyons, Second Council of LyonsThe council in 1274 that effected a temporary reunion of the Greek Orthodox with the Roman Catholic Church
Vatican CouncilEach of two councils of the Roman Catholic Church
Vienne, Council of VienneThe council in 1311-1313 that dealt with alleged crimes of the Knights Templar, planned a new crusade, and took on the reformation / reformation of the clergy
ecumenical council(early Christian church) one of seven gatherings of bishops from around the known world under the presidency of the Pope to regulate matters of faith and morals and discipline
BroaderassemblyA group of persons who are gathered together for a common purpose
English > council: 3 senses > noun 3, group
MeaningA meeting of people for consultation.
Example"emergency council"
Memberscouncil member, councillorA member of a council / council / council
NarrowerJirgaA Pashto term for a decision making assembly of male elders
indabaA council at which indigenous peoples of southern Africa meet to discuss some important question
powwowA council of or with Native Americans
synodA council convened to discuss ecclesiastical business
Broadermeeting, group meetingA formally arranged gathering
Spanishconcilio, consejo
Catalanconcili, consell

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