- governor's council
: an executive or legislative council elected (as in some states of the United States) or appointed (as in some former British colonies) to advise a governor or share in the functions of the office of governor
only Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts still have a governor's council — American Guide Series: Massachusetts
* * *a council chosen to assist or inform a governor on legislative or executive matters.[1885-90, Amer.]
Useful english dictionary. 2012.