IMHO this is the hardest riley riddle I've seen.

My prefix is salty and smarts
My infix will occupy without a g
My suffix three white triangles upon the blue
For I myself require a council

(you're welcome for the tag hint)

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    $\begingroup$ If it's of any use to someone, the three white triangles upon the blue made me think of International maritime signal flags, though I failed to get anything relevant out of it. :) $\endgroup$
    – Jenayah
    Apr 22, 2018 at 2:04
  • $\begingroup$ @Jenayah I'll go ahead and tell you its not, but good idea. $\endgroup$
    – tox123
    Apr 23, 2018 at 19:10
  • $\begingroup$ guessed that upon seeing the accepted answer, yeah ;) anyway, nice riddle! $\endgroup$
    – Jenayah
    Apr 23, 2018 at 19:13

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Not sure about the infix but I think it is


because salty and smart:

wit and Na (sodium)

the white triangles on blue:

UK ministry of transportation (MOT) logo

and the whole word/council:

" "Anglo-Saxon parliament," Old English witena gemot, from witena, genitive plural of wita "man of knowledge," related to wit (n.)) + gemot "assembly, council" " (Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary)

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    $\begingroup$ You got the Na part wrong, I was actually meaning: salt in latin is sal, sal in latin also means wit. Also, as to the infix I forgot a portion of the clue. $\endgroup$
    – tox123
    Apr 22, 2018 at 3:58

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