English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'council'

(noun) 
Definition
a group meeting for discussion or consultation
The city council has voted almost unanimously in favour of the proposal.
Synonyms
committee
My report was circulated to all committee members.
,
governing body
,
board
the US National Transportation Safety Board
,
panel
The panel of judges were unanimous in their decision.
,
quango
,
jamaat
(noun) 
Definition
a legislative or advisory body
The powers of the King had been handed over temporarily to a council of ministers.
Synonyms
governing body
,
house
the joint sessions of the two parliamentary houses
,
parliament
The Bangladesh parliament has approved the policy.
,
congress
A lot has changed since the party congress.
,
cabinet
The radically-changed Cabinet of the Prime Minister includes eight new ministers.
,
ministry
He disclosed that his ministry gave funds to parties in Namibia.
,
diet
The Diet has time to discuss the bill only until the 10th November.
, ,
assembly
She waited until quiet settled on the assembly.
,
chamber
the main political chamber of the Slovenian parliament
,
convention
I flew to Boston to attend the annual convention of the Parapsychological Association.
,
synod
,
conclave
In the US, Nato defence ministers have just ended a lengthy conclave.
,
convocation (formal)
a convocation of bishops
,
conference
The president summoned the state governors to a conference on education.
,
runanga (New Zealand)

Additional synonyms

in the sense of assembly
Definition
a number of people gathered together for a meeting
She waited until quiet settled on the assembly.
in the sense of board
Definition
any other official group, such as examiners or interviewers
the US National Transportation Safety Board
Synonyms
directors,
advisers,
trustees,
governing body,
synod,
directorate,
quango,
advisory group,
in the sense of cabinet
The radically-changed Cabinet of the Prime Minister includes eight new ministers.

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