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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.


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