city council


noun

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

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Origin of city council

First recorded in 1780–90
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for city council

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

    Main Street|Sinclair Lewis