|Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (18701938). Rogets International Thesaurus. 1922.|
|Class V. Words Releasing to the Voluntary Powers|
|Division (I) Individual Volition|
| Section III. Voluntary Action|
| 2. Complex Voluntary Action|
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|NOUN:||COUNCIL, committee, subcommittee, comitia [Rom. hist.], privy council, court, chamber, cabinet, board, bench, staff.|
junta, divan, musnud, sanhedrin or sanhedrim [Jewish antiq.], amphictyonic council [Gr. hist.]; syndicate; court of appeal (tribunal) [See Tribunal]; board of -control, - works; county council, local board, parish council, common council, town meeting; board of overseers; zemstvo [Russ.].
[ECCLESIASTICAL] convocation, synod, congregation, church, chapter, directory, vestry, consistory, conventicle, conclave, convention, classis.
LEGISLATURE, parliament, congress, national council, states-general, diet.
Duma [Russia], Storthing or Storting [Norway], Rigsdag [Denmark], Riksdag [Sweden], Cortes [Spain], Reichsrath or Reichsrat [Austria], Volksraad [Dutch]; Dail Eireann [Sinn Fein]; witan, witenagemot or witenagemote [Anglo-Saxon hist.].
UPPER HOUSE, upper chamber, first chamber, senate, senatus [Rom. hist.], legislative council, House of Lords, House of Peers; Bundesrath or Bundesrat [Ger.], federal council, Lagting [Nor.], Landsthing [Den.].
LOWER HOUSE, lower chamber, second chamber, house of representatives, House of Commons, the house, legislative assembly, chamber of deputies; Odelsting [Nor.], Folkething [Den.], Reichstag [Ger.].
ASSEMBLY, plenum, caucus, clique; meeting, sitting, séance, camarilla [Sp.], conference, hearing, session, palaver, pourparler [F.], durbar [India]; quorum; council fire [N. Am.], powwow [U. S.].
[REPRESENTATIVES] congressman, M. C., senator, representative; member, - of parliament, M. P.; representative of the people; assemblyman, councilor.
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|ADJECTIVE:||curule, congressional, senatorial, parliamentary; synodic or synodical.|