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A Council of State is a governmental body in a country, or a subdivision of a country, with a function that varies by jurisdiction.[1] It may be the formal name for the cabinet or it may refer to a non-executive advisory body associated with a head of state.[2] In some countries it functions as a supreme administrative court[3] and is sometimes regarded as the equivalent of a privy council.[4][5]



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  1. ^ "Definition of COUNCIL OF STATE". Retrieved 2020-04-02.
  2. ^ "Head of state". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 2020-04-03.
  3. ^ "Österreichischer Verwaltungsgerichtshof - English Information". Retrieved 2020-04-03.
  4. ^ "Council of State | Indian government". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 2020-04-02.
  5. ^ "Signing into eresources, The University of Sydney Library". Retrieved 2020-04-07.