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Roget category 696

5. Words relating to the voluntary powers
5.3. Voluntary action
›› 5.3.2. Complex voluntary action

#696. Council


council, committee, subcommittee, comitia [Lat.], court, chamber, cabinet, board, bench, staff.
senate, senatus [Lat.], parliament, chamber of deputies, directory, reichsrath [G.], rigsdag, cortes [Sp.], storthing, witenagemote, junta, divan, musnud, sanhedrimclassisAmphictyonic councilduma [Rus.], house of representativeslegislative assembly, legislative councilriksdag, volksraad [G.], witan, caput, consistory, chapter, syndicatecourt of appeal etc. (tribunal) 966board of control, board of worksvestrycounty council, local board.
audience chamber, council chamber, state chamber.
cabinet council, privy councilcockpit, convocation, synod, congress, convention, diet, states-general.
[formal gathering of members of a council: script] assembly, caucus, conclave, clique, conventiclemeeting, sitting, seance, conference, convention, exhibition, session, palaver, pourparler, durbar, housequorumcouncil fire [U.S.], powwow [U.S.], primary [U.S.].
meeting, assemblage etc. 72.
[person who is member of a council] membersenatormember of parliament, M.
P. — councilor, representative of the peopleassemblyman, congressmancouncilman, councilwoman, alderman, freeholder.


assemble, gather together, meet (assemblage) 72confer, caucus, hold councilhuddle [Coll.].


senatorial, curulecongressional, parliamentarylegislative, law-makingregulatorydeliberative.

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