a council that deliberates on high-level policies of a government.
- Council of states
noun 1. another name for Rajya Sabha
noun 1. the governing council of Venice from 1310 until its overthrow in 1797, composed originally of 10 and later 17 members.
noun, German History. 1. the Reichsrat.
noun 1. See under . noun 1. the legislature of the former Soviet Union and its successor states, consisting of an upper house (Soviet of the Union or Council of the Union) whose delegates are elected on the basis of population, and a lower house (Soviet of Nationalities or Council of Nationalities) whose delegates are […]