councillor

[ koun-suh-ler, -sler ]
/ ˈkaʊn sə lər, -slər /
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noun


Nearby words

  1. council of war,
  2. council school,
  3. council tax,
  4. council, ecumenical,
  5. council-manager plan,
  6. councilman,
  7. councilman body,
  8. councilmember,
  9. councilor,
  10. councilperson

Related formscoun·cil·lor·ship, noun

Can be confusedcouncillor counselor

councilor

or coun·cil·lor

[ koun-suh-ler, -sler ]
/ ˈkaʊn sə lər, -slər /

noun

a member of a council.

Origin of councilor

1300–50; council + -or2; replacing Middle English conseiler < Anglo-French: adviser; see counselor

Related formscoun·ci·lor·ship, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for councillor

councillor

US councilor

/ (ˈkaʊnsələ) /

noun

a member of a council
Derived Formscouncillorship or US councilorship, noun

confusable

Avoid confusion with counsellor

councilor

/ (ˈkaʊnsələ) /

noun

a variant US spelling of councillor
an archaic spelling of counsellor
Derived Formscouncilorship, noun

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Word Origin and History for councillor
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