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student council

noun
1.
a representative body composed chiefly of students chosen by their classmates to organize social and extracurricular activities and to participate in the government of a school or college.
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  • The president of the student council told him what he thought of him, all right.

    Rosemary Josephine Lawrence
  • If the student council doesn't like 'em, they can appeal to the faculty—and they'll get what's coming to them!

    Rosemary Josephine Lawrence
  • This is evident by the good record of the student council since its organization in 1905.

  • She was summoned by the student council, tried and found guilty.

  • The student council was established at the inspiration of the Union soon after its organization.

  • "Please," she said gravely, holding it out to the astonished president of the student council.

    Rosemary Josephine Lawrence
  • The student council president lifted his cap and went back to his car.

    Rosemary Josephine Lawrence
  • But can't the student council make you back down and appoint others?

    Rosemary Josephine Lawrence

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