from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A person who gives counsel; an adviser.
- n. An attorney, especially a trial lawyer.
- n. A person who supervises young people at a summer camp. See Usage Note at council.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A professional who counsels people, especially on personal problems.
- n. A licensed and professionally trained counselor.
- n. A school counselor, often in a specialty such as careers, education, or health.
- n. A counselor, counsellor, counselor-at-law or counsellor-at-law is an attorney.
- n. A high ranking diplomat, usually just below an ambassador or minister.
- n. A children’s supervisor, usually at camp.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who counsels; an adviser.
- n. A member of council; one appointed to advise a sovereign or chief magistrate. [See under Consilor.]
- n. One whose profession is to give advice in law, and manage causes for clients in court; a barrister.
- n. someone who has supervisory duties at a summer camp.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Any person who gives counsel or advice; an adviser: as, in Great Britain the peers of the realm are hereditary counselors of the crown.
- n. A counseling lawyer; a barrister; specifically, in some of the United States, an attorney admitted to practise in all the courts: called distinctively a counselor at law.
- n. Same as councilor, but properly a different word, the two being confused. See councilor.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a lawyer who pleads cases in court
- n. someone who gives advice about problems
- n. someone who has supervisory duties at a summer camp
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