Origin of common council
Examples from the Web for common council
The Irish parliament was not behindhand with the common-council in exhibiting sympathy for the cause of the Americans.
He gave the city also power to elect and remove its sheriffs at pleasure, and its common-council men annually.
In regard to the governing body, there was to be one only—a mayor and common-council.
The freemen of the various wards elect representatives annually to the common-council, to the number of 206 members.
This was first seen in the acts of the sheriffs and common-council of that city.