councillor

[koun-suh-ler, -sler]
Related formscoun·cil·lor·ship, noun
Can be confusedcouncillor counselor

councilor

or coun·cil·lor

[koun-suh-ler, -sler]
noun
  1. a member of a council.
  2. counselor.

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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Examples from the Web for councillor

Contemporary Examples of councillor

Historical Examples of councillor

  • The word Uma means head, and Uillac, a councillor and diviner.

    Apu Ollantay

    Anonymous

  • But the time has come when Councillor of State Mikulin can no longer be ignored.

    Under Western Eyes

    Joseph Conrad

  • As far as I can tell, Councillor Mikulin did not answer that question.

    Under Western Eyes

    Joseph Conrad

  • Councillor Mikulin was not only a clever but also a faithful official.

    Under Western Eyes

    Joseph Conrad

  • Councillor Mikulin was resourceful, and the task not very difficult.

    Under Western Eyes

    Joseph Conrad


British Dictionary definitions for councillor

councillor

US councilor

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

confusable

Avoid confusion with counsellor

councilor

noun
  1. a variant US spelling of councillor
  2. an archaic spelling of counsellor
Derived Formscouncilorship, noun
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Word Origin and History for councillor
n.

late 14c., alteration of counsellor by assimilation to council.

councilor

n.

see councillor.

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