Meaning of family council in English:

family council

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


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

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


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