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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 elected to represent the various nationalities.
noun (in the former Soviet Union)
the bicameral legislature, comprising the Soviet of the Union and the Soviet of the Nationalities; officially the highest organ of state power
a similar legislature in each former Soviet republic
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.
[koun-suh l-pur-suh n] /ˈkaʊn səlˌpɜr sən/ noun 1. a member of a city or local .
- Council school
noun 1. (Brit) (esp formerly) any school maintained by the state