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also coun·sel·lor  (koun′sə-lər, -slər)
1. A person who gives counsel; an adviser.
2. An attorney, especially a trial lawyer.
3. A person who supervises children at a summer camp.
4. A person, especially a licensed professional, who treats people with mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders and problems. See Usage Note at council.

coun′se·lor·ship′ n.


(ˈkaʊn sə lər)

1. a person who counsels; adviser.
2. a faculty member, as at a high school, who advises students on personal and academic problems.
3. one of a number of supervisors at a children's camp.
4. a lawyer, esp. a trial lawyer.
5. an official of an embassy or legation who ranks below an ambassador or minister.
Also, esp. Brit., coun′sel•lor.
[1175–1225; Middle English counseiler < Anglo-French cunseiler, Old French conseilleor. See counsel, -er2, -or2]
coun′se•lor•ship`, n.


An attorney, especially one who is conducting a case in court.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.counselor - someone who gives advice about problemscounselor - someone who gives advice about problems
adviser, advisor, consultant - an expert who gives advice; "an adviser helped students select their courses"; "the United States sent military advisors to Guatemala"
Dutch uncle - a counselor who admonishes frankly and sternly
2.counselor - someone who has supervisory duties at a summer camp
supervisor - one who supervises or has charge and direction of
3.counselor - a lawyer who pleads cases in courtcounselor - a lawyer who pleads cases in court  
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
attorney, lawyer - a professional person authorized to practice law; conducts lawsuits or gives legal advice


also counsellor
1. One who advises another, especially officially or professionally:
Law: counsel.
2. A person who practices law:
Chiefly British: barrister.


n consejero -ra mf
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My sister," said the young man, who had divined her thought, thanks to that marvelous perspicuity of which fortune was from that time about to allow him the exercise, "my sister, I am expecting a most distinguished man, a most able counselor, whom I wish to present to you all, recommending him to your good graces.
Kaliko ran out as fast as his spindle legs could carry his fat, round body, and soon the Chief Counselor entered the cavern.
Some people," said the Chief Counselor, "enjoy getting angry.
Hearing this, the King glared at his Counselor with a furious expression and tugged at his own long white whiskers until he pulled them so hard that he yelled with pain.
In time he became my counselor, until he knew more of my business than I did myself.
She was a brilliant but quiet woman, of social station higher than his; for some years he had been acting as counselor in her reading and intellectual development.
exclaimed D'Artagnan, "does the queen, surrounded as she is by such devoted servants, such wise counselors, men, in short, so great by merit or position -- does she deign to cast her eyes on an obscure soldier?
For, as these sage counselors remarked, the stranger's club was really very big, and had rattled like a thunderbolt against the skull of Antaeus.
exclaimed the King, turning a pleased face toward his counselors.
That question is what your Majesty might call foxy," said one of the counselors, an old grey fox.
There was but one inference--the obvious one; but in the ensuing excitement as many courses of action were proposed as there were incapable counselors.
Others of the King's wise men and counselors spoke, and they all spoke to the same end.