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councils, plural;
  1. An advisory, deliberative, or legislative body of people formally constituted and meeting regularly
    • - an official human rights council
  2. A body of people elected to manage the affairs of a city, county, or other municipal district

  3. An ecclesiastical assembly

  4. An assembly or meeting for consultation or advice
    • - that evening, she held a family council

  1. a body serving in an administrative capacity; "student council"
  2. (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
  3. a meeting of people for consultation; "emergency council"
  4. The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is one of the largest youth organizations in the United States, with over four million youth members in its age-related divisions. Since its founding in 1910 as part of the international Scout Movement, more than 110 million Americans have been members of the BSA.
  5. A synod (also known as a council) is a council of a church, usually a Christian church, convened to decide an issue of doctrine, administration or application. An ecumenical council is so named because it is a synod of the whole church.
  6. "The Council" is the title of an episode from the third season of the television show ''''.
  7. First appearing in Daring New Adventures of Supergirl #3, The Council are a fictional group of supervillains. The Council maintained a hidden headquarters in Chicago from which they were able to fight the business world. ...
  8. The Council was a drug and crime syndicate created by Harlem gangster Nicky Barnes in the 1970's. The seven man organization was modeled after the Italian mob families. The Council settled disputes, handled distribution problems and other drug related issues.
  9. A committee that leads or governs (e.g. city council, student council); discussion or deliberation
  10. (Councils) Ecclesiastical meetings of several sorts, including a) a meeting of bishops with their archbishop or metropolitan, called a provincial council; b) a meeting of a bishop with his diocesan clergy, called a diocesan synod; c) a meeting of all (at least in theory) bishops under the ...
  11. (Councils) These organizations, comprised of insiders and stakeholders, are being used to usurp the power of local governments.
  12. An organizational unit of Scouts Canada. These are divided into Areas.
  13. A formal group of experts brought together on a regular basis to debate matters within that sphere of expertise, and with advisory powers to government. ...
  14. Council is the University’s principal executive and policy-making body and is responsible, under the statutes, for the advancement of the University's objectives, for its administration, and for the management of its finances and property. ...
  15. The governing body of Waiariki established under the Education Act 1989.
  16. Common term for Institute Advisory Board.  Each NIH institute convenes such a group to review the decisions of the IRGs for program relevance and need and to determine institute funding levels.  This is the second stage of the peer review process.
  17. Indicates a regional fishery management group. The Fishery Conservation and Management Act of 1976 as amended created the regional councils. For example, the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council develops fishery policies designed to manage those species most often found in Gulf federal waters.
  18. The council of the association as defined in Section 7 of the Foresters Act. [more]
  19. the Student Union Council (Fredericton) and the Student Representative Council (Saint John)
  20. A governing body of Greek fraternities and sororities usually comprised of chapter representatives. Councils often oversee programming, recruitment, and conduct of their respective chapters.
  21. The governing body of the University, directing and superintending the University as a whole.
  22. Also known as Great Council, this is a meeting of all the officers of Carolingia on the first Monday of every month. Guild leaders give reports and announce upcoming meetings, Autocrats give updates on events they're running, and the policies and laws of the Barony are interpreted and applied. ...
  23. Scotland has 32 councils which are the statutory housing bodies for their local areas.Some have combined their housing operations with other functions eg. Social Work. ...
  24. Comprises Councillors and Council staff
  25. A group of Christians gathered to deliberate and ask for the guidance of the Holy Spirit to administer the Church and decide on various doctrinal, moral, and liturgical questions. The Orthodox Church is conciliar (operating by councils) on all levels, from a parish to a worldwide council. ...