Definition of State Council in English:

State Council


  • (The title of) the highest administrative and executive body of a communist country; especially that of the People's Republic of China.


1950s. From state + council; partly (originally) after Chinese guówùyuàn, and partly after similar formations in other languages (e.g. Romanian Consiliul de Stat, Spanish Consejo de Estado). Compare also Russian Gosudаrstvennyj sovet.


State Council

/steɪt ˈkaʊnsl/