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

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It was then pointed out to me that if I wasn't a privy councillor I wouldn't have access to the same confidential information as the PM.
In 1974 Folkestone introduces the Privy Councillor Guineas Trial Stakes and the first running, on April 3, is won by Wanlockhead, trained by Robert Armstrong and ridden by Lester Piggott.
Former Tory politician, shadow Home Secretary and Privy Councillor Ann Widdecombe has been a high profile supporter for a re-introduction of the death penalty.
And it was as Mabon that he came to the Rhondda in 1877, becoming, in time, president of the South Wales Miners' Federation, then, in 1885, MP for the new Rhondda constituency, a privy councillor and butty of the great William Gladstone.
As an AM, a member of the UK's second chamber, and a Privy Councillor, I will do whatever is necessary to assist.
The Labour peer, who was recently made a privy councillor, has insisted it was "ridiculous" to compare his situation because he has always been open about his tax status.
Kurt Kirchbacher, privy councillor at the High Court of Salzburg, revealed: "The need to protect the victims might be a strong concern in this case.
His departure from that position was not mourned and he was succeeded by the popular George Howarth, who is now a privy councillor, who strangely enough was opposed in a bye-election by Rosemary Cooper who was then a Liberal and is now Labour MP for West Lancashire.
He was a distinguished parliamentarian, having served as chairman of the Lords constitution committee and been made a privy councillor in 2000.
Apart from such caricatures, Dalley received many honours, among them being the first colonial Privy Councillor and the first local lad to be remembered in a bronze erected by public subscription.
After a lengthy battle in the courts, which saw Stonehouse invoke his right as a Privy Councillor to present a long, rambling petition to the Queen, he was finally returned to Britain in June 1975.
Banks was President of the Royal Society and an inspiration behind the Royal Institution; he was unofficial director of Kew Gardens, a Privy Councillor, adviser to the East India Company, and organizer of the Africa Association.
In Jimmy McGovern's dramatisation of the Gunpowder Plot, Tim plays ruthless Privy Councillor Lord Cecil, who served Elizabeth I andthenbecameJames I's confidante.
22) Charlotte Whitton, "The Right Honourable Margaret: The dramatic story of the Empire's First Woman Privy Councillor," The Chatelaine, Vol.