Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. a supreme court of the old German empire; properly the supreme court of the emperor. It ceased at the death of each emperor, and was renewed by his successor. It became extinct when the German empire was dissolved, in 1806. The term is now applied to a council of the war department of the Austrian empire, and the members of different provincial chanceries of that empire are called aulic councilors.
  • n. See under Aulic.

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Examples

  • Over all, for the settlement of all important points of dispute, he established a tribunal called the Aulic Council, which subsequently exerted a powerful influence over the affairs of Austria.

    The Empire of Austria; Its Rise and Present Power

  • Let two commanders-inchief spare their troops as much as possible, let them imitate the Austrian generals who give the men time to eat their soup though they fail to effect a juncture, and escape reprimand from the Aulic Council; let them avoid all decisive measures, and they shall carry on a war for ever.

    Eve and David

  • Establishment of the Aulic Council, a court more under the control of the emperor than the imperial chamber, and to which a large part of the work of the latter was gradually diverted.

    g. The German Empire

  • Although he was able to give directions to the Aulic Council, he had no power to dismiss incompetent or hostile generals; that prerogative remained firmly in the hands of his brother, the Emperor Francis.

    THE CAMPAIGNS OF NAPOLEON

  • The pundits of the Aulic Council therefore favored an alternative plan.

    THE CAMPAIGNS OF NAPOLEON

  • Despite his two-to-one superiority in numbers, the Archduke Charles chose to ignore the insistent directions of the Aulic Council that he should undertake the main offensive, and uncomplainingly yielded the initiative to Massena.

    THE CAMPAIGNS OF NAPOLEON

  • For sheer dogmatic perseverance the Austrians cannot really be criticized, mounting as they did four major offensives one after another in the space of seven months, but the Aulic Council fatally miscalculated the true aim of their endeavors.

    THE CAMPAIGNS OF NAPOLEON

  • The significance of its central location, which would enable it to intervene in either Germany or North Italy as need arose, was lost on the experts of the Aulic Council until the crossing of the Alps was actually an accomplished fact.

    THE CAMPAIGNS OF NAPOLEON

  • The Aulic Council, drawing on the bitter experiences of 1796 and 1800, were basing their whole strategy on the assumption that Napoleon would inevitably make his main effort in the Italian theater once more, although the present siting of the French army along the Channel coast should have ruled out such an assessment.

    THE CAMPAIGNS OF NAPOLEON

  • When he turned away down the Bretna valley in pursuit of the Austrian army he was undoubtedly disobeying his instructions and also complying with the wildest hopes of the Aulic Council and General W├╝rmser himself.

    THE CAMPAIGNS OF NAPOLEON

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