A chosen group, usually advisory
A deliberative meeting
You'll get to meet all my council members.
The Council is a mess.
The quarterly council meeting is tonight.
Do they hold the Council together?
Weyrother, who was in full control of the proposed battle, by his eagerness and briskness presented a marked contrast to the dissatisfied and drowsy Kutuzov, who reluctantly played the part of chairman and president of the council of war.