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counsellor, US counselor /ˈkaʊnsələ/ n
  1. a person who gives counsel; adviser
  2. Also called: counselor-at-law US a lawyer, esp one who conducts cases in court; attorney
  3. a senior British diplomatic officer
See note at councillor

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
coun•se•lor /ˈkaʊnsəlɚ, -slɚ/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. a person who counsels;
    adviser:Please see a counselor to help you with these forms.
  2. Educationa supervisor at a children's camp:The counselors weren't watching the children.
  3. British Terms, Lawa lawyer, esp. a trial lawyer:Counselor, please approach the bench.
Also, esp. Brit., ˈcoun•sel•lor. coun•se•lor•ship, n. [uncountable]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
coun•se•lor  (kounsə lər),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. British Termsa person who counsels;
  2. British Terms, Educationa faculty member who advises students on personal and academic problems, career choices, and the like.
  3. 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.
  4. British Terms, Lawa lawyer, esp. a trial lawyer;
  5. British Terms, Governmentan official of an embassy or legation who ranks below an ambassador or minister.
Also,[esp. Brit.,] counsel•lor.  counse•lor•ship′*  [esp. Brit.,] counsel•lor•ship′, n. 
  • 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;
      solicitor, barrister.

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