Council of Elders

Council of Elders may refer to:

In politics:

  • Global Elders, a humanitarian group referred to in media as the Council of Elders.
  • Council of Elders of the Bundestag (Germany), a joint deliberative body
  • Council of Elders of Tokelau, meaning the 3 faipules of the three main Tokelauan islands[citation needed]
  • Council of Elders of Tuvalu, meaning a group of elders (te sina o fenua) appointed for each of the nine atols
  • Council of Five Elders, a form of government in feudal Japan
  • Council of Ancients, the upper house of the French Directory
  • Somali council of elders, the traditional form of government in Somaliland
  • Teip Council of Elders, a council within the Chechen tribal organization Teip
  • Roman Senate, from the Latin senatus meaning "council of elders"
  • Village Council of Elders is a political system practised in certain villages in Indonesia [1]

In other fields:

  • The ruling counsel of the planet Krypton in the Superman comic book and film series.
  • Council of Elders (A Series of Unfortunate Events), a fictional organization in A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket
  • United Church of God Council of Elders, the governing body of the United Church of God
  • The Council of Elders, were the leaders of the Air Nomads in The Last Airbender. A animation film written and created by Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko.


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