Pronunciation: (kyoor'ē-u rē'jis), [key] (often l.c.) Eng. Hist.
1. a small, permanent council, composed chiefly of officials in the household of a Norman king, that served in an advisory and administrative capacity.
2. See great council (def. 1).
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