council of war

committee of high-ranking military officials which discuss and determine strategies

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  • Council of war — Council Coun cil (koun s[i^]l), n. [F. concile, fr. L. concilium; con + calare to call, akin to Gr. ??? to call, and E. hale, v., haul. Cf. {Conciliate}. This word is often confounded with counsel, with which it has no connection.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Council of war — Engraving by James E. Kelly of George G. Meade and the council of war at Gettysburg, July 2, 1863 …   Wikipedia

  • council of war — 1. : an assembly of officers usually of high rank called to consult with the commander on questions of importance or emergency 2. : a deliberation to concert measures * * * ˌcouncil of ˈwar [council of war councils of war] noun (pl …   Useful english dictionary

  • council of war — 1. a conference of high ranking military or naval officers, usually for discussing a major emergency or war problem. 2. any conference for discussing or deciding upon a course of action. [1580 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • Council — Coun cil (koun s[i^]l), n. [F. concile, fr. L. concilium; con + calare to call, akin to Gr. ??? to call, and E. hale, v., haul. Cf. {Conciliate}. This word is often confounded with counsel, with which it has no connection.] [1913 Webster] 1. An… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Council board — Council Coun cil (koun s[i^]l), n. [F. concile, fr. L. concilium; con + calare to call, akin to Gr. ??? to call, and E. hale, v., haul. Cf. {Conciliate}. This word is often confounded with counsel, with which it has no connection.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Council chamber — Council Coun cil (koun s[i^]l), n. [F. concile, fr. L. concilium; con + calare to call, akin to Gr. ??? to call, and E. hale, v., haul. Cf. {Conciliate}. This word is often confounded with counsel, with which it has no connection.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Council fire — Council Coun cil (koun s[i^]l), n. [F. concile, fr. L. concilium; con + calare to call, akin to Gr. ??? to call, and E. hale, v., haul. Cf. {Conciliate}. This word is often confounded with counsel, with which it has no connection.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Council table — Council Coun cil (koun s[i^]l), n. [F. concile, fr. L. concilium; con + calare to call, akin to Gr. ??? to call, and E. hale, v., haul. Cf. {Conciliate}. This word is often confounded with counsel, with which it has no connection.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • War and Peace (Prokofiev) — War and Peace (Op. 91) ( Война и мир in Russian, Voyna i mir in transliteration) is an opera in two parts (an Epigraph and thirteen scenes), sometimes arranged as five acts, by Sergei Prokofiev to a Russian libretto by the composer and Mira… …   Wikipedia

  • War Office — This article is about the former British War Office. For use of this term in the United States, see United States Department of War. Old War Office Building, seen from Whitehall, London the former location of the War Office The War Office was a… …   Wikipedia


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