or coun·cil·lor

[koun-suh-ler, -sler]


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of councilor

Historical Examples of councilor

  • "They are no more than yours," sharply interrupted the councilor.

    Standish of Standish

    Jane G. Austin

  • And the councilor who presents your cause must be a member of your clan, of course.

    The Best Made Plans

    Everett B. Cole

  • If things went wrong, a councilor could get his neck on a block for sure.

    The Best Made Plans

    Everett B. Cole

  • "No one objects," said Faslar, the ex-king's Prime Minister and councilor.

    Invaders from the Infinite

    John Wood Campbell

  • To a councilor belonging to the parliament, sire, whose name is Vanel.

    Louise de la Valliere

    Alexandre Dumas, Pere

British Dictionary definitions for councilor



a variant US spelling of councillor
an archaic spelling of counsellor
Derived Formscouncilorship, noun
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Word Origin and History for councilor

see councillor.

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