1. council

noun. ['ˈkaʊnsəl'] a body serving in an administrative capacity.


  • works council
  • Economic and Social Council
  • administrative unit
  • Security Council
  • panchayet
  • privy council
  • Sanhedrin
  • North Atlantic Council
  • executive council
  • TC
  • world council
  • Trusteeship Council
  • punchayet
  • NAC
  • city council
  • SC
  • administrative body
  • soviet


  • cuncile (Anglo-Norman)
  • concile (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Rhymes with Council

  • townsell
  • townsel
  • counsell
  • counsel

How do you pronounce council?

Pronounce council as ˈkaʊnsəl.

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Sentences with council

1. Noun, singular or mass
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Quotes about council

1. I sincerely hope I can contribute to the progress there has been in relations between Jews and Catholics since the Second Vatican Council in a spirit of renewed collaboration.
- Pope Francis

2. Whether you come from a council estate or a country estate, your success will be determined by your own confidence and fortitude.
- Michelle Obama

3. I didn't have any Indigenous friends until I was in my 30s, and I'll always remember and be inspired by the remarkable friendship I had with Connie Bush, an outstanding Indigenous leader from Groot Eylandt on who was on the National Women's Advisory Council with me.
- Quentin Bryce

2. council

noun. ['ˈkaʊnsəl'] a meeting of people for consultation.


  • council member
  • Jirga
  • indaba
  • group meeting
  • synod
  • councillor
  • powwow


  • nonmember


  • cuncile (Anglo-Norman)
  • concile (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. council

noun. ['ˈkaʊnsəl'] (Christianity) an assembly of theologians and bishops and other representatives of different churches or dioceses that is convened to regulate matters of discipline or doctrine.


  • Lateran Council
  • Constance
  • Constantinople
  • Council of Basel-Ferrara-Florence
  • Council of Trent
  • ecumenical council
  • First Council of Lyons
  • Council of Vienne
  • Fourth Council of Constantinople
  • Lyons
  • Vatican Council
  • Council of Constance
  • Second Council of Lyons
  • assembly


  • cuncile (Anglo-Norman)
  • concile (Old French (842-ca. 1400))