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city council

a municipal body having legislative and administrative powers, such as passing ordinances and appropriating funds.
Origin of city council
1780-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The beautifully restored building contains the oldest operating city council chamber in the state.
  • But city council acted, and required that all sleighs carry bells to warn pedestrians.
  • What happens when some city council decides to disallow all protests.
  • Check your destination's city council or public library site for similar services.
  • Start by drawing names out of a hat for city council seats.
  • Next election only city council names are put in the hat for county supervisors.
  • Determined to provide the best possible service, the city council took aggressive action to solve the problem.
  • The city council and the mayor are affiliated with the university, needless to say.
  • On the city council, enemies of heavy industry demanded that all the ovens be shut down.
  • Somewhere today there is someone who is oblivious to these tools who is running for city council and is dialing for dollars.

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