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Privy council

A privy council is a body that advises the head of state of a nation, typically, but not always, in the context of a monarchic government. The word "privy" means "private" or "secret"; thus, a privy council was originally a committee of the monarch's closest advisors to give confidential advice on state affairs.


  • Privy councils 1
    • Functioning privy councils 1.1
    • Former or dormant privy councils 1.2
  • See also 2
  • References 3

Privy councils

Functioning privy councils

Former or dormant privy councils

See also


  1. ^ Fundação Oswaldo Cruz - História, ciências, saúde--Manguinhos, 1996. Online: [2] (Portuguese)
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