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English definition of “the Privy Council”

the Privy Council

noun [S]    
in the UK, a group of people of high rank in politics who sometimes advise the king or queen but who have little power Giving adviceGovernment ministers and civil servants Privy Councillor     noun [C] Giving adviceGovernment ministers and civil servants
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