counselor

[koun-suh-ler]
noun
1.
a person who counsels; adviser.
2.
a faculty member who advises students on personal and academic problems, career choices, and the like.
3.
an assistant at a children's camp, often a high-school or college student, who supervises a group of children or directs a particular activity, as nature study or a sport.
4.
a lawyer, especially a trial lawyer; counselor-at-law.
5.
an official of an embassy or legation who ranks below an ambassador or minister.
Also, especially British, counsellor.


Origin:
1175–1225; Middle English counseiler < Anglo-French cunseiler, cunseiliour, Old French conseilleor. See counsel, -eur, -er2, -or2

counselorship; especially British, counsellorship, noun
precounsellor, noun

1. attorney, counsel, counselor, lawyer, litigator ; 2. councillor, counselor.


4. counsel, advocate, attorney; solicitor, barrister.
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counsellor or counselor (ˈkaʊnsələ)
 
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1.  a person who gives counsel; adviser
2.  a person, such as a social worker, who is involved in counselling
3.  (US) Also called: counselor-at-law a lawyer, esp one who conducts cases in court; attorney
4.  a senior British diplomatic officer
5.  a US diplomatic officer ranking just below an ambassador or minister
6.  a person who advises students or others on personal problems or academic and occupational choice
 
 
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counsellor
early 13c., from O.Fr. conseillere, from L. consilatore, agent noun from consiliare, from consilium (see counsel). Meaning "one who gives professional legal advice" is from 1530s. Psychological sense (marriage counsellor, etc., is from 1940).

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Counsellor definition


an adviser (Prov. 11:14; 15:22), a king's state counsellor (2 Sam. 15:12). Used once of the Messiah (Isa. 9:6). In Mark 15:43, Luke 23:50, the word probably means a member of the Jewish Sanhedrim.

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Example sentences
The second story is from a summer camp where he worked as a counsellor.
There should be something there about counselling, and there should be an e-mail address for the chief counsellor.
So in such disputes, he is a non-combatant: a counsellor but not a player.
Apparently he turned out alright after that and became a counsellor for kids in his shoes.
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