1the group that represents all of the countries which belong to the United Nations. Its members meet regularly to discuss plans and vote on suggestions, with each country having one vote ➔security Council, the
2a group that meets to make laws in some of the states of the US
3the main group that controls some Protestant churches, especially the Church of Scotland, consisting of church leaders who meet to make decisions ➔General synod, the
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