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executive council

noun
1.
a council having the highest executive authority.
2.
a council appointed to give advice to the head of a government.
Origin
1770-1780
1770-80, Americanism
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British Dictionary definitions for executive-council

Executive Council

noun
1.
(in Australia and New Zealand) a body consisting of ministers of the Crown presided over by the Governor or Governor-General that formally approves Cabinet decisions, etc
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