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councilman

[ koun-suhl-muhn ]

noun

, plural coun·cil·men.
  1. a member of a council, especially the local legislative body of a city.


councilman

/ ˈkaʊnsəlmən /

noun

  1. a member of a council, esp of a town or city; councillor


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Gender Note

Is councilman gender-neutral? See -man.
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Other Words From

  • coun·cil·man·ic [koun-s, uh, l-, man, -ik], adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of councilman1

First recorded in 1650–60; council + man
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Example Sentences

Mayor Mary Casillas Salas and Council members Jill Galvez and Stephen Padilla see McCann’s gift bags as a political stunt by a termed-out councilman who used public money to raise his name recognition in anticipation of a 2022 mayoral campaign.

Term limits prevented him from running for re-election He was a city councilman for eight years before that.

Jones, the councilman, said that if members of the police department and the group representing them feel like they aren’t supported by the community, their billboards putting the city under notice won’t do them any favors.

David Alvarez, a former city councilman, backed some of those efforts during his time in office.

Gloria, a former city councilman who recently served in the state Assembly, made it clear repeatedly on the campaign trail he has no interest in defunding San Diego police.

He was replaced by Mike McMahon, a sober-minded city councilman with deep roots in Democratic politics in the city.

After all, “the whole world was watching” said Councilman Denzil Minnan-Wong.

More recently, he investigated the strange happenings at the temporary field office of Los Angeles city councilman Jose Huizar.

Malibu City Councilman Lou La Monte says the rehabs began moving into the neighborhood 25 years ago.

Local bigwig Jim Rennie (Dean Norris), a used-car salesman and councilman, looks to use the dome to seize control of the town.

The Councilman and his wife, who drew close to him, looked at each other, unable to understand the words of the bishop.

Well, now, seigneur Councilman, august elective magistrate of the illustrious Commune of Laon!

"Bishop of Laon, those are very serious words," answered the Councilman with emotion.

The worthy Councilman, ever hampered and incommoded by his military equipment, had rid himself of it in the moment of battle.

The first position to which he was called was that of city councilman of Walla Walla in 1897.

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