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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The governing body of a city.

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  • n. A governing body of people elected to oversee management of a city and represent the interests of residents.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. See under Council.
  • n. the legislative branch of a city government, usually consisting of a board of aldermen and common council, but sometimes otherwise constituted.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a municipal body that can pass ordinances and appropriate funds etc.

Etymologies

From city + council. (Wiktionary)

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