- a consultative council or assembly
- the process of decision-making by consultation and deliberation
from Arabic shūrā, literally: consultation
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Examples from the Web for shura
He suggested the return of the “five guys to Qatar” is “like moving the whole Quetta shura to Qatar.”Afghan Taliban Say they Won Big with Bergdahl Swap
June 2, 2014
The two groups operate semi-autonomously but both fall under the leadership of the Quetta Shura leadership council.
And major moves, like this ceasefire, would undoubtedly be blessed by the Quetta Shura.
Abdul Qayum Zakir was the only senior Shura member who was absent for unknown reasons.Taliban’s Quetta Shura Meet in Islamabad to Press for Peace
November 1, 2013
The King recently appointed 30 women to the Shura Council, which is kind of like the U.S. Congress but even more ineffectual.Ovaries on Overdrive in the Saudi Kingdom
October 9, 2013
Shura recalled that he had promised to bring Krinin a book of popular songs.
Shura began to cry, and said through his tears: "I haven't stolen anything."
The first thing of which Shura was conscious when he awoke one morning was that something was tearing on his person.
Dutikov reported that he had seen Shura Dolinin going through the pockets of some one's overcoat.
Shura quickly drew from his pockets all the absurd trifles usually found on boys, and then turned both his pockets inside out.