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 […]
noun 1. a conference of high-ranking military or naval officers, usually for discussing a major emergency or war problem. 2. any conference for discussing or deciding upon a course of action. noun 1. an assembly of military leaders in wartime 2. an emergency meeting to formulate a plan
[koun-suh-ler, -sler] /ˈkaʊn sə lər, -slər/ noun 1. a member of a council. 2. . /ˈkaʊnsələ/ noun 1. a variant US spelling of councillor 2. an archaic spelling of counsellor n. see councillor.