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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
References in classic literature ?
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.
I share that honor with your Majesty," said the Chief Counselor.
Then the guards took the Chief Counselor, and bound him with chains to prevent his struggling, and threw him away.
It is that, searching well around you, you might perhaps find a female counselor to take with you to your brother, whose eloquence might paralyze the ill-will of the seven others.
then the king's counselors, who are in number seven - Mademoiselle Stewart, Mademoiselle Wells, Mademoiselle Gwyn, Miss Orchay, Mademoiselle Zunga, Miss Davies, and the proud Countess of Castlemaine - will represent to the king that war costs a great deal of money; that it is better to give balls and suppers at Hampton Court than to equip ships of the line at Portsmouth and Greenwich.
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.
The editor gets first look at the scholarly work being produced by researchers and practitioners, and is able to read about a variety of exciting interventions and programs being delivered by school counselors.
Once a decision making style has been identified, the counselor can then present information and frame choices in a complementary rather than conflicting manner.
Second, although these models, to varying degrees, acknowledge the need for counselors to consider their own sociocultural experiences, attitudes, and worldviews, they focus primarily on the importance of the counselor gaining knowledge of clients' cultural contexts.