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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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  • "They are no more than yours," sharply interrupted the councilor.

    Standish of Standish

    Jane G. Austin
  • And the councilor who presents your cause must be a member of your clan, of course.

    The Best Made Plans Everett B. Cole
  • If things went wrong, a councilor could get his neck on a block for sure.

    The Best Made Plans Everett B. Cole
  • "No one objects," said Faslar, the ex-king's Prime Minister and councilor.

    Invaders from the Infinite

    John Wood Campbell
  • To a councilor belonging to the parliament, sire, whose name is Vanel.

    Louise de la Valliere Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  • He himself was a councilor at the prefecture; then he added a few apologies.

    Madame Bovary Gustave Flaubert
  • But at this moment the voice of the councilor rose to an extraordinary pitch.

    Madame Bovary Gustave Flaubert
  • At this moment the councilor's carriage came out from the inn.

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

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.

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