Definitions

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  • n. A body of advisers to a sovereign functioning much as a cabinet.
  • n. The British Privy Council.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. the principal council of the sovereign, composed of the cabinet ministers and other persons chosen by the king or queen.
  • n. See under Privy.

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

  • n. an advisory council to a ruler (especially to the British Crown)

Etymologies

Middle English prive + council (Wiktionary)

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