- a person who counsels; adviser.
- a faculty member who advises students on personal and academic problems, career choices, and the like.
- an assistant at a children's camp, often a high-school or college student, who supervises a group of children or directs a particular activity, as nature study or a sport.
- a lawyer, especially a trial lawyer; counselor-at-law.
- an official of an embassy or legation who ranks below an ambassador or minister.
Origin of counselor
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Related Wordsbarrister, counselor, advocate, head, ruler, chief, commander, director, manager, officer, trainer, adviser, coach, guide, tutor, instructor, teacher, attorney, justice, counsel
Examples from the Web for counsellor
As the counsellor told me, “All of this is done on a lot of faith.”Draw the Line: How Israel Erases Itself
March 26, 2012
Andrew is the counsellor, comforter, safety, and aid in any trouble.Rico and Wiseli
Why did you pretend to be my counsellor and friend, when you were my rival?Tales And Novels, Volume 5 (of 10)
It will plant itself in our minds and become our counsellor.A Dish Of Orts
Counsellor Webb never again addressed him in friendly terms.
The consequence was, that the Counsellor was a man after Tony's own heart.
- a person who gives counsel; adviser
- a person, such as a social worker, who is involved in counselling
- Also called: counselor-at-law US a lawyer, esp one who conducts cases in court; attorney
- a senior British diplomatic officer
- a US diplomatic officer ranking just below an ambassador or minister
- a person who advises students or others on personal problems or academic and occupational choice
Word Origin and History for counsellor
early 13c., from Old French conseillier (Modern French conseiller), from Latin consilator, agent noun from consiliare, from consilium (see counsel (v.)). Meaning "one who gives professional legal advice" is from 1530s. Psychological sense (marriage counsellor, etc., is from 1940).