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councilor

or coun·cil·lor

[ koun-suh-ler, -sler ]
/ ˈkaʊn sə lər, -slər /
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noun

a member of a council.

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Origin of councilor

1300–50; council + -or2; replacing Middle English conseiler<Anglo-French: adviser; see counselor

OTHER WORDS FROM councilor

coun·ci·lor·ship, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for councilor

councilor
/ (ˈkaʊnsələ) /

noun

a variant US spelling of councillor
an archaic spelling of counsellor

Derived forms of councilor

councilorship, noun
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