Definition of family council in English:

family council

noun

  • 1A meeting of the members of a family to resolve problems or decide questions of common interest.

  • 2Civil Law. An advisory jury aiding the court in a family law matter.

Origin

Late 18th century; earliest use found in Posthumous Daughter. From family + council.

Pronunciation

family council

/ˌfam(ɪ)li ˈkaʊnsl//ˌfam(ə)li ˈkaʊnsl/