Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.

Class V. Words Releasing to the Voluntary Powers
Division (I) Individual Volition
Section III. Voluntary Action
2. Complex Voluntary Action

696. Council.

   NOUN:COUNCIL, committee, subcommittee, comitia [Rom. hist.], privy council, court, chamber, cabinet, board, bench, staff.
  junta, divan, musnud, sanhedrin or sanhedrim [Jewish antiq.], amphictyonic council [Gr. hist.]; syndicate; court of appeal (tribunal) [See Tribunal]; board of -control, – works; county council, local board, parish council, common council, town meeting; board of overseers; zemstvo [Russ.].
  [ECCLESIASTICAL] convocation, synod, congregation, church, chapter, directory, vestry, consistory, conventicle, conclave, convention, classis.
  LEGISLATURE, parliament, congress, national council, states-general, diet.
  Duma [Russia], Storthing or Storting [Norway], Rigsdag [Denmark], Riksdag [Sweden], Cortes [Spain], Reichsrath or Reichsrat [Austria], Volksraad [Dutch]; Dail Eireann [Sinn Fein]; witan, witenagemot or witenagemote [Anglo-Saxon hist.].
  UPPER HOUSE, upper chamber, first chamber, senate, senatus [Rom. hist.], legislative council, House of Lords, House of Peers; Bundesrath or Bundesrat [Ger.], federal council, Lagting [Nor.], Landsthing [Den.].
  LOWER HOUSE, lower chamber, second chamber, house of representatives, House of Commons, the house, legislative assembly, chamber of deputies; Odelsting [Nor.], Folkething [Den.], Reichstag [Ger.].
  ASSEMBLY, plenum, caucus, clique; meeting, sitting, séance, camarilla [Sp.], conference, hearing, session, palaver, pourparler [F.], durbar [India]; quorum; council fire [N. Am.], powwow [U. S.].
  [REPRESENTATIVES] congressman, M. C., senator, representative; member, – of parliament, M. P.; representative of the people; assemblyman, councilor.
   ADJECTIVE:curule, congressional, senatorial, parliamentary; synodic or synodical.