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or councillor

[koun-suh-ler, -sler] /ˈkaʊn sə lər, -slər/
a member of a council.
Origin of councilor
1300-50; council + -or2; replacing Middle English conseiler < Anglo-French: adviser; see counselor
Related forms
councilorship, noun Unabridged
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  • The door is low, your Majesty, said the servant as she entered the sickroom of the councilor.

  • If things went wrong, a councilor could get his neck on a block for sure.

    The Best Made Plans Everett B. Cole
  • Whatever the interview brought forth he would still be in a position to deliver the councilor's package.

    The Courage of Captain Plum James Oliver Curwood
  • "No one objects," said Faslar, the ex-king's Prime Minister and councilor.

    Invaders from the Infinite John Wood Campbell
  • But at this moment the voice of the councilor rose to an extraordinary pitch.

    Madame Bovary Gustave Flaubert
  • Leonard he made Governor and Lieutenant-general, and appointed him councilor.

  • Jack strode along with him, the crowd at their heels, and soon had the plump councilor puffing for breath.

    Blackbeard: Buccaneer Ralph D. Paine
  • If the girl was the councilor's wife what was the motive of Obadiah's falsehood?

    The Courage of Captain Plum James Oliver Curwood
  • councilor Forbes delayed while his companions entered the huts to attend the invalids.

    Blackbeard: Buccaneer Ralph D. Paine
British Dictionary definitions for councilor


a variant US spelling of councillor
an archaic spelling of counsellor
Derived Forms
councilorship, noun
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Word Origin and History for councilor

see councillor.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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