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1historical Usually with capital initial. In Bahrain: the office or establishment of the person appointed as principal British adviser to the head of state. Also: the (former) residence of this adviser. Compare "adviser". Now historical.
2Generally Generally. The office, position, or establishment of an adviser; a group of advisers; an advisory body.
1930s; earliest use found in Annual Reports Year 1356. From adviser + -ate.
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