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.

Nearby words

  1. counsel,
  2. counselee,
  3. counseling,
  4. counselling,
  5. counsellor,
  6. counselor at law,
  7. counselor-at-law,
  8. count,
  9. count against,
  10. count down

Also especially British, coun·sel·lor.

Origin of counselor

1175–1225; Middle English counseiler < Anglo-French cunseiler, cunseiliour, Old French conseilleor. See counsel, -eur, -er2, -or2

Related formscoun·se·lor·ship; especially British, coun·sel·lor·ship, nounpre·coun·sel·lor, noun

Can be confusedcouncillor counselor Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for counselor



see counsellor.

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