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city council

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noun
  1. a municipal body having legislative and administrative powers, such as passing ordinances and appropriating funds.

Origin of city council

First recorded in 1780–90
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Historical Examples

  • From Kennicott she discovered that it was legally organized with a mayor and city-council and wards.

    Main Street

    Sinclair Lewis


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