[ koun-suh-ler ]
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  1. a person who counsels; adviser.

  2. a faculty member who advises students on personal and academic problems, career choices, and the like.

  1. 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.

  2. a lawyer, especially a trial lawyer; counselor-at-law.

  3. an official of an embassy or legation who ranks below an ambassador or minister.

Origin of counselor

First recorded in 1175–1225; Middle English counseiler, counseillour, from Anglo-French cunseiler, cunseiliour, Old French conseilleor, conseillier; see origin at counsel, -eur, -er2, -or2
  • Also especially British, coun·sel·lor .

Other words for counselor

Other words from counselor

  • coun·se·lor·ship; especially British, coun·sel·lor·ship, noun
  • pre·coun·sel·lor, noun

Words that may be confused with counselor

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