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

  • n. A group of experts who serve, usually unofficially, as advisers and policy planners, especially in a government.
  • n. Such a group associated with the administration of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and the development of the New Deal.
  • n. Chiefly British A group of experts gathered to discuss issues informally in public, especially on radio or television.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Originally, a group of experts who advise a government, often informally.
  • n. More recently, any group of experts assembled to give advice.

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

  • n. an inner circle of unofficial advisors to the head of a government

Etymologies

Originally a group of academics who advised President Franklin D. Roosevelt. (Wiktionary)

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