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. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for consigliere

Contemporary Examples of consigliere

  • Instead, what the family is getting is less Corleone consigliere, more Fredo Corleone rat.

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    Murdoch’s Lawyers Turn on Him

    Sam Bungey

    August 18, 2011

  • News of the World shuttered, consigliere Les Hinton and the BSkyB deal over—can Rupert still prevail as he always has in the past?

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    Murdoch’s Dark Arts

    Tina Brown

    July 11, 2011

British Dictionary definitions for consigliere



a trusted adviser, esp in a criminal organization

Word Origin for consigliere

Italian, from Latin consiliārius, from consilium advice
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