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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Example sentences
Children are put on the bus and brought home by their counselors around about
  the middle of the afternoon.
Registry counselors then do phone interviews to eliminate cranks and those
  seeking illegal payments.
So governors appoint pardons boards and meet with legal counselors, who take
  the political heat for controversial cases.
They also employ career counselors who cater specifically to graduate students.
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