[ 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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Examples from the Web for consigliere
Instead, what the family is getting is less Corleone consigliere, more Fredo Corleone rat.
News of the World shuttered, consigliere Les Hinton and the BSkyB deal over—can Rupert still prevail as he always has in the past?
British Dictionary definitions for consigliere
/ (ˌkɒnsɪglɪˈɛərɪ) /
a trusted adviser, esp in a criminal organization
Word Origin for consigliere
Italian, from Latin consiliārius, from consilium advice
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