from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A council that advises or assists a political executive.
- n. A council having the highest executive power or authority.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a body of men elected as advisers of the chief magistrate, whether of a State or the nation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a council that shares the supreme executive power
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