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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020 counsellor, US counselor /ˈkaʊnsələ/ n
- a person who gives counsel; adviser
- Also called: counselor-at-law US a lawyer, esp one who conducts cases in court; attorney
- a senior British diplomatic officer
See note at councillor
coun•se•lor /ˈkaʊnsəlɚ, -slɚ/USA pronunciation
n. [countable]WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
- a person who counsels;
adviser:Please see a counselor to help you with these forms.
- Educationa supervisor at a children's camp:The counselors weren't watching the children.
- British Terms, Lawa lawyer, esp. a trial lawyer:Counselor, please approach the bench.
Also, esp. Brit.
coun•se•lor•ship, n. [uncountable]
(koun′sə lər),USA pronunciation n.
Also,[esp. Brit.,] coun′sel•lor.
coun′se•lor•ship′* [esp. Brit.,] coun′sel•lor•ship′, n.
- British Termsa person who counsels;
- British Terms, Educationa faculty member who advises students on personal and academic problems, career choices, and the like.
- British Terms, Educationan 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.
- British Terms, Lawa lawyer, esp. a trial lawyer;
- British Terms, Governmentan official of an embassy or legation who ranks below an ambassador or minister.
- Anglo-French cunseiler, cunseiliour, Old French conseilleor. See counsel, -eur, -er2, -or2
- Middle English counseiler 1175–1225
- 4.See corresponding entry in Unabridged counsel, advocate, attorney;
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