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“council” vs. “board”

What is the difference between “council” and “board”?

  • July 20, 2011
  • Posted by isis
  • Filed in Usage

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One is spelled c-o-u-n-c-i-l and the other is spelled b-o-a-r-d.

Seriously though, the answer probably depends on the circumstances. What some organization might label a board, another might call a council.

JJMBallantyne July 29, 2011, 9:44am

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"An organized body of administrators or investigators" (Board) vs "An assembly of persons called together for consultation, deliberation, or discussion." (Council) - Obvious :)

Sellya July 21, 2011, 9:54am

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