consigliere

[ kawn-see-lye-re ]
/ ˌkɔn siˈlyɛ rɛ /

noun, plural con·si·glie·ri [kawn-see-lye-ree] /ˌkɔn siˈlyɛ ri/. Italian.

a member of a criminal organization or syndicate who serves as an adviser to the leader.

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British Dictionary definitions for consigliere

consigliere
/ (ˌkɒnsɪglɪˈɛərɪ) /

noun

a trusted adviser, esp in a criminal organization

Word Origin for consigliere

Italian, from Latin consiliārius, from consilium advice
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