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

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Privy Councilor President Prem Tinsulanonda received Potjaman Shinawatra, who was accompanied by her brother Banpot Damapong, at his Bangkok residence.
His ambition throughout the diaries is to be named a Privy Councilor.
The Duke of Kent, husband to the neo-Catholic duchess, is a privy councilor and has taken this oath.
But the rally ended peacefully after media tycoon Sondhi Limthongkul led a march to submit a petition to Privy Councilor Prem Tinsulanond, also a former prime minister, hoping the plea would be handed to King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
With its evidence of the procedures and motives of censorship and revision," Clegg notes, this section of the Chronicles "suggests that in the 1580s the often divergent views held by many English citizens, the queen, and her Privy Councilors converged in a vision of England as a great Protestant nation" (15).