a person who counsels; adviser.
a faculty member who advises students on personal and academic problems, career choices, and the like.
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.
a lawyer, especially a trial lawyer; counselor-at-law.
an official of an embassy or legation who ranks below an ambassador or minister.
Also, especially British, counsellor.

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. Unabridged
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counsellor or counselor (ˈkaʊnsələ)
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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Example sentences
In my junior year of high school, my guidance counselor did his best to
  encourage me to pursue a career in art education.
Yvonne, a marriage counselor, will contribute her considerable peacekeeping
As a camp counselor, he told fireside tales about her experiences.
When she realized that more than friendship was needed, she advised a trusted
  school counselor.
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