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amphictyon (Hist.) a delegate to a council of an amphictyony, a group of states sharing common shrine (eg the Greek states sharing Delphi).
amphictyonic applied to the ancient Greek council of state-deputies.
amphictyony a group of states sharing common shrine (eg the Greek states sharing Delphi).
ayuntamiento (Spanish) a municipal council.
baraza (Swahili) in E. Africa, a public meeting-place.
boule (Greek) in ancient Greece, a council or senate.
bundist a member of a bund, a confederacy.
cabildo (Spanish) a town council.
camarilla (Spanish) a group of unofficial often secret and scheming advisors; a cabal.
caucus a meeting or group of members of a political party formed to nominate candidates or delegates (verb) to hold a caucus
collegium (Lat.) a college of cardinals.
comitadji (Turkish) a member of the Bulgarian Revolutionary Committee in Macedonia; any Balkan guerilla.
conciliar of or pertaining to (esp ecclesiastical) councils.
conciliarly (Adv.) CONCILIAR, pertaining to ecclesiastical councils.
conciliary of or pertaining to (esp ecclesiastical) councils.
congress an assembly of delegates, specialists, ambassadors, etc for the discussion or settlement of problems; (verb) to meet in congress.
consigliere in Italy, a member of a council; a member of a Mafia family who serves as an adviser or aide to the leader or to other members.
consulta (Ital.) a meeting of council.
convener a person who convenes a meeting.
convenor a person who convenes a meeting.
council a group of persons appointed for a certain function.
councillor a member of a council.
councilor (US) a member of a council.
dietine a minor or local diet, assembly.
douma (Russian) the Russian parliament.
dumaist (Russian) a member of the duma, the Russian parliament.
ecclesia (Lat.) the public legislative assembly of the Athenians.
feis (Irish) an ancient Irish assembly for the proclamation of laws etc.
folkmoot (OE) an assembly of the people among the Old English.
folkmot (OE) an assembly of the people among the Old English.
folkmote (OE) an assembly of the people among the Old English.
gemot (Hist.) an Anglo-Saxon legislative assembly.
gemote (OE) an Anglo-Saxon legislative assembly.
indaba (Zulu) a tribal conference in southern Africa.
inquorate of the attendance at a meeting, not making up a quorum.
jamaat (Arabic) an Islamic council or assembly.
jirga (Pushtu) in Afghanistan, a council of tribal headsmen.
junta (Spanish) a group, esp one made of military officers, ruling a country after a coup.
junto (Spanish) a group, esp one made of military officers, ruling a country after a coup.
kabele (Amharic) a self-governing association found in towns in Ethiopia.
kebele (Amharic) a self-governing association found in towns in Ethiopia.
kgotla (Bantu) a Botswanan assembly.
knesset (Hebrew) a parliament esp Israel's Parliament.
komitaji (Turkish) a member of the Bulgarian Revolutionary Committee in Macedonia; any Balkan guerilla.
korero (Maori) talk, discussion; (verb) to talk, converse.
lekgotla (Bantu) a Botswanan assembly.
majlis (Arabic) an assembly or council in various N. African and Middle Eastern countries.
marae (Maori) a meeting-place.
mejlis (Arabic) an assembly or council in various N. African and Middle Eastern countries.
panchayat (Hindi) five elders, a council of five that is the basis for Indian village government.
panhellenion a council representing all the sections of the Greeks.
panhellenium a council representing all the sections of the Greeks.
parishad (Hindi) an Indian assembly.
pawaw (Am. Ind.) a conference between American Indians; (verb) to hold such a conference.
powwow (Am. Ind.) a conference between American Indians; (verb) to hold such a conference.
praesidium (Lat.) a standing committee in the former Soviet Union.
presidium (Lat.) a standing committee in the former Soviet Union.
runanga (Maori) an assembly or council.
samithi (Hindi) in India, an organisation or committee of workers.
samiti (Hindi) in India, an organisation or committee of workers.
sederunt (Lat.) a prolonged sitting (as for discussion).
septemvir (Lat.) one of a board of seven men associated in some office.
soviet (Russian) any of a number of elected local, district, or national councils in the former USSR with legislative and executive functions.
sovietic of or like a soviet.
stannator one of the members of the Stannary Parliament.
summiteer a participant in summit conferences.
summitry the practice of holding summit conferences.
tiriti (Maori) another name for the Treaty of Waitangi.
ujamaa (Swahili) in Tanzania, a form of village community resembling the Israeli kibbutz.
volksraad (Afrikaans) a legislative assembly, esp (with cap.) that of the Transvaal or Orange Free State.
wapenschaw (Scots) a periodical gathering of the people within an area for the purpose of seeing that each man was armed according to his rank, and ready to take the field when required.
wapenshaw (Scots) a periodical gathering of the people within an area for the purpose of seeing that each man was armed according to his rank, and ready to take the field when required.
wapinschaw (Scots) a periodical gathering of the people within an area for the purpose of seeing that each man was armed according to his rank, and ready to take the field when required.
wapinshaw (Scots) a periodical gathering of the people within an area for the purpose of seeing that each man was armed according to his rank, and ready to take the field when required.
wappenschaw (Scots) a periodical gathering of the people within an area for the purpose of seeing that each man was armed according to his rank, and ready to take the field when required.
wappenshaw (Scots) a periodical gathering of the people within an area for the purpose of seeing that each man was armed according to his rank, and ready to take the field when required.
wappenshawing (Scots) a periodical gathering of the people within an area for the purpose of seeing that each man was armed according to his rank, and ready to take the field when required.
witenagemote (OE) an early English national council.
zemstvo (Russian) an elected local administrative council in Czarist Russia.
zupa (Serbian) in early Serbia, a confederation of villages, governed by a zupan.
zupan (Serbian) the body governing a zupa, a federation of Serbian villages.