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A man who is a member of a council, especially of the local governing body of a city or town.


n, pl -men
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) chiefly US a member of a council, esp of a town or city; councillor


(ˈkaʊn səl mən)

n., pl. -men.
a member of a council, esp. the legislative body of a city or town.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.councilman - a man who is a council membercouncilman - a man who is a council member  
council member, councillor - a member of a council


[ˈkaʊnsɪlmən] N (councilmen (pl)) (US) → concejal m
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She married in Boston a young scapegrace named Parlow, and like a good Brownon brought him to Blackburg forthwith and made a man and a town councilman of him.
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