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[koun-suh l-muh n]
noun, plural coun·cil·men.
  1. a member of a council, especially the local legislative body of a city.
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Origin of councilman

First recorded in 1650–60; council + man1
Related formscoun·cil·man·ic [koun-suh l-man-ik] /ˌkaʊn səlˈmæn ɪk/, adjective

Usage note

See -man.
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British Dictionary definitions for councilmanic


noun plural -men
  1. mainly US a member of a council, esp of a town or city; councillor
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