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 for Cabinet council
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Council \Coun"cil\ (koun"s[i^]l), n. [F. concile, fr. L.
     concilium; con- + calare to call, akin to Gr. ??? to call,
     and E. hale, v., haul. Cf. Conciliate. This word is often
     confounded with counsel, with which it has no connection.]
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     1. An assembly of men summoned or convened for consultation,
        deliberation, or advice; as, a council of physicians for
        consultation in a critical case.
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     2. A body of man elected or appointed to constitute an
        advisory or a legislative assembly; as, a governor's
        council; a city council.
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              An old lord of the council rated me the other day.
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     3. Act of deliberating; deliberation; consultation.
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              Satan . . . void of rest,
              His potentates to council called by night. --Milton.
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              O great in action and in council wise. --Pope.
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     Aulic council. See under Aulic.
     Cabinet council. See under Cabinet.
     City council, the legislative branch of a city government,
        usually consisting of a board of aldermen and common
        council, but sometimes otherwise constituted.
     Common council. See under Common.
     Council board, Council table, the table round which a
        council holds consultation; also, the council itself in
     Council chamber, the room or apartment in which a council
     Council fire, the ceremonial fire kept burning while the
        Indians hold their councils. [U.S.] --Bartlett.
     Council of war, an assembly of officers of high rank,
        called to consult with the commander in chief in regard to
        measures or importance or nesessity.
     Ecumenical council (Eccl.), an assembly of prelates or
        divines convened from the whole body of the church to
        regulate matters of doctrine or discipline.
     Executive council, a body of men elected as advisers of the
        chief magistrate, whether of a State or the nation. [U.S.]
     Legislative council, the upper house of a legislature,
        usually called the senate.
     Privy council. See under Privy. [Eng.]
     Syn: Assembly; meeting; congress; diet; parliament;
          convention; convocation; synod.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cabinet \Cab"i*net\ (k[a^]b"[i^]*n[e^]t), n. [F., dim. of cabine
     or cabane. See Cabin, n.]
     1. A hut; a cottage; a small house. [Obs.]
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              Hearken a while from thy green cabinet,
              The rural song of careful Colinet.    --Spenser.
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     2. A small room, or retired apartment; a closet.
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     3. A private room in which consultations are held.
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              Philip passed some hours every day in his father's
              cabinet.                              --Prescott.
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     4. The advisory council of the chief executive officer of a
        nation; a cabinet council.
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     Note: In England, the cabinet or cabinet council consists of
           those privy councilors who actually transact the
           immediate business of the government. --Mozley & W. --
           In the United States, the cabinet is composed of the
           heads of the executive departments of the government,
           namely, the Secretary of State, of the Treasury, of
           War, of the Navy, of the Interior, and of Agiculture,
           the Postmaster-general, and the Attorney-general.
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        (a) A set of drawers or a cupboard intended to contain
            articles of value. Hence:
        (b) A decorative piece of furniture, whether open like an
            ['e]tag[`e]re or closed with doors. See
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     6. Any building or room set apart for the safe keeping and
        exhibition of works of art, etc.; also, the collection
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     Cabinet council.
        (a) Same as Cabinet, n., 4 (of which body it was
            formerly the full title).
        (b) A meeting of the cabinet.
     Cabinet councilor, a member of a cabinet council.
     Cabinet photograph, a photograph of a size smaller than an
        imperial, though larger than a carte de visite.
     Cabinet picture, a small and generally highly finished
        picture, suitable for a small room and for close
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