- council [koun′səl]n.[ME counceil < OFr concile < L concilium, group of people, meeting < com-, together + calere, to call (see CLAMOR); confused in form and meaning in ME with COUNSEL]1. a group of people called together for consultation, discussion, advice, etc.2. a group of people chosen as an administrative, advisory, or legislative assembly3.a) the legislative body of a city or other municipalityb) Brit. the administrative body of a county, town, city, district, etc.4. an assembly of church officials to discuss points of doctrine, etc.5.a) a body of delegates from local units of a union, confederation, etc.b) an organization or society, or one of its levels of governing bodies6. the discussion or deliberation in a counciladj.Brit. designating or of dwelling units built or provided by a local COUNCIL (n. 3b) [council houses]
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.