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an advisory council to a ruler (especially to the British Crown)

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A spokesman for Mr Corbyn later played down his decision not to attend the Privy Council.
She added: "It is an honour and a privilege to have been appointed to the Privy Council by Her Majesty the Queen.
The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council said it disagreed with an earlier ruling by the Court of Appeal, which denied an application for an injunction of the work being done by the developers.
News of her appointment reached Ms McVey through a phone call from 10 Downing Street - almost as the new members to the Privy Council were being announced.
Its chairman, John Whittingdale, has already expressed his support for the Press proposal before the Privy Council.
JOHN PRESCOTT has resigned from the Privy Council in protest at a delay to new press regulation plans that he claims "borders on a conspiracy".
It is written by the Privy Council, by those three or four members of the Privy Council who are convened, and is signed by the Queen.
As clerk, the person is the chief executive of the Privy Council Office, the most powerful central agency of government.
It will now be known as Newman University after being awarded full university status by the Privy Council.
In a final ruling, the UK Privy Council said on January 30 that Cukurova should have the option to buy back the shares - which offer Altimo a controlling stake.
This lively narrative history of Benjamin Franklin's final few years in England before the Revolutionary War examines the Hutchinson Letters Affair, a defining moment in the worsening relations between Britain and the colonies, and Franklin's admission before the Privy Council that he was the source of the leaked documents.
Yesterday, five Law Lords at the Privy Council unanimously rejected Warren's appeal against some of the evidence used to snare him when he was arrested in Jersey in 2007 for a pounds 1m drugs plot.
It is common sense that once we give Privy Council the role of appointing or selecting the judges, that might affect the independence of judiciary.
Currently he is a member of the Privy Council and an Officer of the Order of Canada, as well as a senior fellow in Public Policy at the University of Saskatchewan.