councilman

[ koun-suh l-muh n ]
/ ˈkaʊn səl mən /

noun, plural coun·cil·men.

a member of a council, especially the local legislative body of a city.

Nearby words

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

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

councilman

/ (ˈkaʊnsəlmən) /

noun plural -men

mainly US a member of a council, esp of a town or city; councillor
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