Definition of King in Council in English:

King in Council


  • (in the UK) in the reign of a king, the term for Queen in Council
    • ‘In 1258 the Provisions of Oxford forbade the issue of new writs without the permission of the King in Council.’
    • ‘Why bother with having constitutional amendments brought to the King in Council for promulgation?’
    • ‘Judges are appointed by the King in Council on the recommendation of the Ministry of Justice.’
    • ‘This Act was confirmed and finally enacted by an Order of the King in Council dated 30th May 1832, and published and declared in the Province on 19th September 1832.’
    • ‘When his address to the King in Council received no action, he sent another, discreetly chiding the Council for their neglect of the King's business.’