A PRIVY COUNCIL is a body that advises the head of state of a nation, typically, but not always, in the context of a monarchic government . The word "privy" means "private" or "secret"; thus, a privy council was originally a committee of the monarch 's closest advisors to give confidential advice on state affairs.
* 1 Privy councils
* 1.1 Functioning privy councils * 1.2 Former or dormant privy councils
* 2 See also * 3 References
FUNCTIONING PRIVY COUNCILS
* Belgium : Crown Council of Belgium * Bhutan : Privy Council of Bhutan * Brunei : Privy Council of Brunei * Canada : Queen\'s Privy Council for Canada * Cambodia : Supreme Privy Council of His Majesty the King of Cambodia * Denmark : Danish Council of State * Norway : Norwegian Council of State * Netherlands : Dutch Council of State * Thailand : Privy Council of Thailand * Tonga : Privy Council of Tonga
* United Kingdom : Her Majesty’s Most Honourable Privy Council
* Executive Council of Queensland * Executive Council of New South Wales * Executive Council of Tasmania * Executive Council of South Australia * Executive Council of Western Australia * Executive Council of Victoria
* Cabinet Committee of the Executive Council; the New Zealand Cabinet
FORMER OR DORMANT PRIVY COUNCILS
* Brazil : His Imperial Majesty\'s Council (honorific title, some members were part of the Council of Ministers or the Council of State , abolished by a coup in 1889) * Burma : Byedaik (abolished 1885) * China : Grand Council (abolished 1898) * England : Privy Council of England (in 1707 merged into the Privy Council of Great Britain ) * Ethiopia : Crown Council of Ethiopia (abolished 1974, revived in pretence 1987) * France : Conseil du Roi (abolished 1799 and replaced by the Conseil d\'État ) * Germany : Geheimrat (abolished 1918 and replaced with the State Council 1919-1933, and the Federal Council from 1949) * Greece : Council of State , initially established as a Privy council by King Otto in 1835 (abolished in 1865 , re-established in 1929 as the senior administrative court of Greece . * Hanover : Privy Council of Hanover (abolished 1866) * Kingdom of Hawaii : ( Kingdom of Hawaii overthrown 1893) * Kingdom of Ireland (and later United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland ): Privy Council of Ireland (retained following the coming into effect of the Act of Union 1800 , but dormant from 1922) * Japan : Privy Council of Japan (abolished 1947) * Laos : King\'s Council (Laos) (monarchy abolished 1975) * Northern Ireland : Privy Council of Northern Ireland (made dormant 1972) * Portugal : His Most Faithful Majesty\'s Council (monarchy abolished in 1910) * Russia : Supreme Privy Council (abolished 1730) * Scotland : Privy Council of Scotland (abolished on 1 May 1708, replaced by the Privy Council of Great Britain ) * Sweden : Privy Council of Sweden (abolished 1789) * Thailand : Supreme Council of State of Siam (abolished 1932)
* ^ Coradini, Odaci Luiz (February 1997). "Grandes Famílias e Elite 'Profissional' na Medicina no Brasil" . _História, Ciências, Saúde—Manguinhos_ (in Portuguese). Rio de Janeiro : Fundação Oswaldo Cruz . III (3): 425–466. access-date= requires url= (help ) * ^ "Privy Council Records". National Records of Scotland. Retrieved 8 January 2017. * ^ O'Gorman, Frank (2016). _The Long Eighteenth Century: British Political and Social History 1688-1832_. Bloomsbury Publishing. p. 65. ISBN 9781472507747 . * ^ Black, Jeremy (1993). _The politics of Britain, 1688-1800_. Manchester University Press. p. 13. ISBN 0719037611 .