What is council?

  • (noun): (Christianity) an assembly or theologians and bishops and other representative of different churches or dioceses that is convened to regulate matters of discipline or doctrine.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on council:

Organisation For The Prohibition Of Chemical Weapons - Organizational Structure
... The Executive Council is the executive organ of the organization and consists of 41 States Parties, which are appointed by the Conference on a 2-year term ... The Council amongst others oversees the budget and cooperates with the General Secretariat on all matters related to the convention ... The Technical Secretariat applies most of the activities mandated by the Council and is the body where most of the employees of the organization work ...
Canadian Unitarian Council
... The Canadian Unitarian Council (CUC) is the national body for Unitarian Universalists in Canada ... The CUC is a member of the International Council of Unitarians and Universalists ...
Geneva College - Affiliations and Accreditations
... Geneva College is a member institution of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, Council of Independent Colleges, and National ... Business Schools and Programs, American Chemical Society and the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs ...
Scottish Highlands - Historical Geography - Highland Council Area
... The Highland Council area, created as one of the local government regions of Scotland, has been a unitary council area since 1996 ... The council area excludes a large area of the southern and eastern Highlands, and the Western Isles, but includes Caithness ... is sometimes used, however, as a name for the council area, as in Highlands and Islands Fire and Rescue Service ...
United States National Research Council - History
... The National Research Council was organized in 1916 in response to the increased need for scientific and technical services caused by World War I ... On June 1, 1917, the council convened a meeting of scientific representatives of the UK and France with interested parties from the US on the subject of submarine detection ... As a result of this, the council recommended that US scientists be brought together to work on the problems ...

More definitions of "council":

  • (noun): A body serving in an administrative capacity.
    Example: "Student council"
  • (noun): A meeting of people for consultation.
    Example: "Emergency council"

Famous quotes containing the word council:

    I haven’t seen so much tippy-toeing around since the last time I went to the ballet. When members of the arts community were asked this week about one of their biggest benefactors, Philip Morris, and its requests that they lobby the New York City Council on the company’s behalf, the pas de deux of self- justification was so painstakingly choreographed that it constituted a performance all by itself.
    Anna Quindlen (b. 1952)

    There by some wrinkled stones round a leafless tree
    With beards askew, their eyes dull and wild
    Twelve ragged men, the council of charity
    Wandering the face of the earth a fatherless child....
    Allen Tate (1899–1979)

    Daughter to that good Earl, once President
    Of England’s Council and her Treasury,
    Who lived in both, unstain’d with gold or fee,
    And left them both, more in himself content.

    Till the sad breaking of that Parliament
    Broke him, as that dishonest victory
    At Chaeronea, fatal to liberty,
    Kill’d with report that old man eloquent;—
    John Milton (1608–1674)