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counselor

[koun-suh-ler] /ˈkaʊn sə lər/
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
1175-1225; Middle English counseiler < Anglo-French cunseiler, cunseiliour, Old French conseilleor. See counsel, -eur, -er2, -or2
Related forms
counselorship; especially British, counsellorship, noun
precounsellor, noun
Can be confused
attorney, counsel, counselor, lawyer, litigator.
councillor, counselor.
Synonyms
4. counsel, advocate, attorney; solicitor, barrister.
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counselor

n.

see counsellor.

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