council house

council house
council house noun
1. A house built, owned and rented out by a municipal council
2. A building in which a council meets
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Main Entry:council

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council house UK US noun [countable] [singular council house plural council houses] british
a house owned by the local council (=the council of the town or city where you live) , for which you pay a low rent
Thesaurus: types of homehyponym

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council house,
1. a house in which a council meets, especially one used by North American Indians when in council: »

an Iroquois council house.

2. British. a) a house built by a town or district council, usually as part of a housing project. b) a town hall.

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ˈcouncil house f563 [council house council houses] ˈcouncil flat noun (BrE)
a house or flat rented from the local council
Council houses and council flats are mainly rented by people with lower incomes. The first ones were built after the ↑First World War. They are often on council estates, areas with many houses or flats/apartments. Council houses and flats can still be rented, but many are now privately owned since people were given the right to buy the home they were renting from the council in 1980.

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