n pl , -cies
1 (in Britain) a court or commission with jurisdiction over a river, port, area of countryside, etc.
2 another word for →
Nature Conservancy Council
n (in Britain) a body set up by act of parliament in 1973 to establish and manage nature reserves, identify SSSIs, and provide information and advice about nature conservation. In 1991--92 it was replaced by English Nature, Scottish National Heritage, and the Countryside Council for Wales, (Abbrev.)
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