Definition of the Security Council noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


the Security Council

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(also the UN Security Council, the United Nations Security Council) [singular] Peacekeeping
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the part of the United Nations that tries to keep peace and order in the world, consisting of representatives of fifteen countries See related entries: Peacekeeping Culture Five members of the Security Council are permanent (Britain, China, France, the Russian Federation and the US). Any decisions it makes must be agreed by a majority of its members, including all five of the permanent members.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: the Security Council