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noun, plural con·si·glie·ri [kawn-see-lye-ree] /ˌkɔn siˈlyɛ ri/. Italian.
  1. a member of a criminal organization or syndicate who serves as an adviser to the leader.
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  1. a trusted adviser, esp in a criminal organization
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Word Origin for consigliere

Italian, from Latin consiliārius, from consilium advice
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