Great-council

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:
1730–40

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great council
 
n
(in medieval England) an assembly of the great nobles and prelates to advise the king

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