governor's council

governor's council
noun
: 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 councilAmerican Guide Series: Massachusetts

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a council chosen to assist or inform a governor on legislative or executive matters.
[1885-90, Amer.]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.


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