Roget's Thesaurus: Entry 696 (Council)

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#696. Council. -- N. council, committee, subcommittee, comitia[Lat], court, chamber, cabinet, board, bench, staff.

senate, senatus[Lat], parliament, chamber of deputies, directory, reichsrath[Ger], rigsdag, cortes[Sp], storthing[obs], witenagemote[obs], junta, divan, musnud[obs], sanhedrim; classis[obs]; Amphictyonic council[obs]; duma[Russ], house of representatives; legislative assembly, legislative council; riksdag[obs], volksraad[Ger], witan[obs], caput[obs], consistory, chapter, syndicate; court of appeal &c. (tribunal) 966; board of control, board of works; vestry; county council, local board.

audience chamber, council chamber, state chamber.

cabinet council, privy council; cockpit, convocation, synod, congress, convention, diet, states-general.

[formal gathering of members of a council: script] assembly, caucus, conclave, clique, conventicle; meeting, sitting, seance, conference, convention, exhibition, session, palaver, pourparler, durbar[obs], house; quorum; council fire [N.Am.], powwow [U.S.], primary [U.S.].

meeting, assemblage &c. 72.

[person who is member of a council] member; senator; member of parliament, M.P.; councilor, representative of the people; assemblyman, congressman; councilman, councilwoman, alderman, freeholder.

V. assemble, gather together, meet (assemblage) 72; confer, caucus, hold council; huddle [coll.].

Adj. senatorial, curule[obs]; congressional, parliamentary; legislative, law-making; regulatory; deliberative.