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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

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

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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