City council
City Cit"y, a. Of or pertaining to a city. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{City council}. See under {Council}.

{City court}, The municipal court of a city. [U. S.]

{City ward}, a watchman, or the collective watchmen, of a city. [Obs.] --Fairfax. [1913 Webster]


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  • City council — Council Coun cil (koun s[i^]l), n. [F. concile, fr. L. concilium; con + calare to call, akin to Gr. ??? to call, and E. hale, v., haul. Cf. {Conciliate}. This word is often confounded with counsel, with which it has no connection.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • city council — n: the legislative body of a city Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • city council — n the group of elected officials who are responsible for governing a city …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • city council — noun count the elected officials who govern a city …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • City council — A city council or town council is the legislative body that governs a city, town, municipality or local government area. Contents 1 Australia NZ 2 Sweden 3 United Kingdom …   Wikipedia

  • city council — noun a municipal body that can pass ordinances and appropriate funds etc. (Freq. 1) • Hypernyms: ↑council * * * noun : the legislative body of a city * * * a municipal body having legislative and administrative powers, such as passing ordinances… …   Useful english dictionary

  • city council — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms city council : singular city council plural city councils the elected officials who govern a city: can be followed by a singular or plural verb …   English dictionary

  • City council —    During the Middle Ages most cities in what would become the Low Countries were governed by representatives of a duke or count. These representatives were gradually divided into two groups: one that was concerned with the dispensation of… …   Historical Dictionary of the Netherlands

  • city council — /sɪti ˈkaʊnsəl/ (say sitee kownsuhl) noun the local administrative body which serves a capital city or large country town. Compare municipal council, shire council …   Australian English dictionary

  • city council — noun Date: 1789 the legislative body of a city …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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