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great council

noun
1.
(in Norman England) an assembly composed of the king's tenants in chief that served as the principal council of the realm and replaced the witenagemot.
2.
(formerly in Italy) the municipal council in some towns or cities, as in Venice.
Origin
1730-1740
1730-40
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great council

noun
1.
(in medieval England) an assembly of the great nobles and prelates to advise the king
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