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- noun A group of experts who serve, usually unofficially, as advisers and policy planners, especially in a government.
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- noun Originally, a
groupof expertswho advisea government, often informally.
- noun More recently, any group of experts
assembledto give advice.
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- noun an inner circle of unofficial advisors to the head of a government
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Originally a group of academics who advised President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
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