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English definition of “council of war”

council of war

noun [C]     UK
a meeting held to decide what action to take in a serious or difficult situation : Parents are holding a council of war to decide what to do about the threatened closure of the school .Official meetingsMeeting people
(Definition of council of war noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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