General Council

General council may refer to:

In education:

  • General Council (Scottish university), an advisory body to each of the ancient universities of Scotland
  • General Council of the University of St Andrews, the corporate body of all graduates and senior academics of the University of St Andrews

In medicine:

  • General Dental Council, a United Kingdom organisation which regulates all dental professionals in the country
  • General Medical Council, the regulator of the medical profession in the United Kingdom
  • General Optical Council, an organisation in the United Kingdom that regulates opticians and optometrists

In politics and government:

  • Crow Tribal General Council, a tribal assembly comprising all enrolled members of the Crow Nation
  • General Council of Bucharest, the legislative body of the Municipality of Bucharest
  • General councils of France, the legislative bodies of the departments of France
  • General Council of Mayotte, a legislature
  • General Council of Saint-Pierre and Miquelon, a dependency legislature
  • General Council of Scotland, late 14th century - early 16th century, a sister institution to the Scots Parliament
  • General Council (Andorra), the unicameral parliament of Andorra
  • Grand and General Council, the parliament of San Marino

In trade:

  • General Council (TUC), a decision body of the Trades Union Congress which meets every two months
  • General Council (WTO), the highest decision-making body after the Ministerial Conference in the World Trade Organization

In other fields:

  • General Council (Lutheran), a Lutheran church body, in existence from 1867-1918
  • General council (Christianity), a meeting of the bishops of a whole church convened to discuss and settle matters of church doctrine
  • General Council of the Judicial Power of Spain, the autonomous institution which governs all the judicial instances of Spain
  • General Social Care Council, a public body which has responsibility for registering and regulating social workers and social care workers

Famous quotes containing the words general and/or council:

    As to the rout that is made about people who are ruined by extravagance, it is no matter to the nation that some individuals suffer. When so much general productive exertion is the consequence of luxury, the nation does not care though there are debtors in gaol; nay, they would not care though their creditors were there too.
    Samuel Johnson (1709–1784)

    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)