Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    A body of officials forming an advisory council.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    The advisory board or council of a king or other chief executive. In the government of the United States the cabinet is composed of the secretary of state, the see-cretary of the treasury, the secretary of the interior, the secretary of war, the secretary of the navy, the secretary of agricniture, the secretary of commerce and labar, the attorney general, and the postmaster general. The select or secret council of a prince or executive government; so called from the apartment in which it was originally held. Webster.