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n. pl. con·si·glie·ri (-rē)
An adviser, especially to a leader of an organized crime syndicate.

[Italian, from Latin cōnsiliārius, from cōnsilium, advice.]


n, pl consiglieri (ˌkɒnsɪɡlɪˈɛərɪ)
a trusted adviser, esp in a criminal organization
[Italian, from Latin consiliārius, from consilium advice]


(ˌkɔn siˈlyɛ rɛ)

n., pl. -ri (-ri) Italian.
a member of a criminal organization or syndicate who serves as an adviser to the leader.
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In the early 1970s, Francis Coppola cast Duvall as Corleone family consigliore Tom Hagen in the first two "Godfather" pics, which earned actor Oscars for Brando and Robert De Niro, respectively.
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