Origin of council
Examples from the Web for council
In secret, before the referendum, the council went ahead and fluoridated the water anyway.
A spokesman for Lewisham council said last year that it would be forced to act if the family returned to Britain.Britain May Spy on Preschoolers Searching for Potential Jihadis|Nico Hines|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
It is certainly more stylish than a council flat in a small-town banlieue!Hell Hath No Fury Like Valerie Trierweiler, the French President’s Ex|Lizzie Crocker|November 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In fact, a few years ago I was awarded the "Courage in Media" award from the Council on American Islamic Relations.How Aasif Mandvi Became Jon Stewart’s Favorite Jihadi|Dean Obeidallah|November 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But he said, “The UN council does nothing for people living in Iran.”The Real Reason Iran Killed This Woman for Defending Herself|Eli Lake|October 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He next dropped his name of Malagigi, because it had been given him by the devils in council, and called himself Onofrio.Castellinaria|Henry Festing Jones
If the incensed father, who was a member of the Council, used the full severity of the law, he might fare even worse than ill.In The Fire Of The Forge, Complete|Georg Ebers
King Philip agreed to meet this council in a new attempt to adjust all their difficulties.King Philip|John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott
The council sent the mother and son away with the assurance of immediate action.Comrades|Thomas Dixon
The results shall be sent to this council, with an account of everything that is done, and his opinion of what is meet to be done.The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898|E. H. Blair
British Dictionary definitions for council
Word Origin for council
Word Origin and History for council
early 12c., from Anglo-French cuncile, from Old North French concilie (Old French concile, 12c.) "assembly; council meeting; body of counsellors," from Latin concilium "group of people, meeting," from com- "together" (see com-) + calare "to call" (see claim (v.)). Tendency to confuse it in form and meaning with counsel has been consistent since 16c.