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What the colony looked for was, that every man who went into the Council would do his duty.

The influence of Westhampton is Radical, and fills the Council with a lot of outsiders.

There they sat down around a council table, and there they divided the spoils.

Tse-tse's father heard of it and carried the matter to Council.

The three generals now held a council of war, to decide on a plan of campaign.

Taku-Wakin stood up and stretched out his hand to the Council.

I know that the hair rose on it when we came to tell our story to the Council.

Out of the tail of his eye he could see that the rest of the Council were startled.

Then it was that the Turk went to the Caciques sitting in council.

The council took its place in the middle of the room, to consider the case.

WORD ORIGIN

early 12c., from Anglo-French cuncile, from Old North French concilie (Old French concile, 12c.) "assembly; council meeting; body of counsellors," from Latin concilium "group of people, meeting," from com- "together" (see com-) + calare "to call" (see claim (v.)). Tendency to confuse it in form and meaning with counsel has been consistent since 16c.

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