Learn how to say Councils correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.
Oxford dictionary definition of the word council:
an advisory, deliberative, or administrative body of people formally constituted and meeting regularly:
an official human rights council
a body of people elected to manage the affairs of a city, county, or other municipal district:
a ban on school buses using the road was imposed by the county council
[as modifier] British denoting housing provided by a local council at a subsidized rent:
a council flat
an ecclesiastical assembly.
a meeting for consultation or advice:
that evening, she held a family council
Old English (in the sense ‘ecclesiastical assembly’): from Anglo-Norman French cuncile, from Latin concilium ‘convocation, assembly’, from con- ‘together’ + calare ‘summon’. Compare with counsel
Do not confuse council with counsel. Council means ‘a group of people who manage an area or advise on something’ (
the city council
), whereas counsel means ‘advice’ or ‘advise’ (
we counselled him on estate planning