coun|cil|or [ `kaunsələr ] noun count AMERICAN
a member of a council

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • Councilor — Coun cil*or (koun s?l ?r), n. A member of a council. [Written also {councillor}.] [1913 Webster] Note: The distinction between councilor, a member of a council, and counselor, one who gives counsel, was not formerly made, but is now very… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • councilor — see COUNCILLOR (Cf. councillor) …   Etymology dictionary

  • councilor — [koun′sə lər] n. [< COUNSELOR, by confusion with COUNCIL] a member of a council: also Chiefly Brit. councillor councilorship n …   English World dictionary

  • councilor — See councilor, counselor …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • councilor, counselor — A councilor is a member of a council, an assembly of persons formed for deliberation or action: Jesse was appointed a member of the Mayor s Council on Mass Transportation. A counselor is one who gives advice or counsel (opinion, instruction):… …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • councilor — noun see councillor …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • councilor — councilorship, n. /kown seuh leuhr, sleuhr/, n. 1. a member of a council. 2. counselor. Also, councillor. [1300 50; COUNCIL + OR2; r. ME conseiler < AF: adviser; see COUNSELOR] * * * …   Universalium

  • councilor — noun Member of a council, especially a city council, as a gender free term replacing councilman and councilwoman …   Wiktionary

  • councilor — counselor …   American English homophones

  • councilor — coun·ci·lor || kaÊŠnsÉ™lÉ™ n. advisor, counselor; member of a council …   English contemporary dictionary

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