Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A male member of a council, especially a city council; now often replaced by gender-neutral councilor (British, councillor).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A member of a council, especially of the common council of a city; a councilor.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A member of a municipal council. Also called common-councilman when the body is a common council.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a man who is a council member

Etymologies

council +‎ -man (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Smitherman said on his show today that he was still going to use the title councilman because the people said he could.

    Stuck In Time

  • Jim Aldinger, a former Manhattan Beach city councilman, is preparing to run against his ex-girlfriend, Betsy Butler, for the 53rd Assembly District next year.

    Archive 2009-07-01

  • They're expected to elect either two-term councilman Peter Brown or current city controller, Annise Parker, who if elected will be that city's first openly gay mayor.

    CNN Transcript Nov 3, 2009

  • And then, when I call my councilman, Bill Rosendahl, whose NAME is on the sign at the site of the badly organized, pocket-lining, six-month long, one lane of traffic construction project.

    David O. Russell: When the National is Really Local

  • Fisher, a two-term councilman and previous county auditor and county clerk answered.

    County Official Arrested on Child Sex, Drug Charges

  • The first-term councilman was arrested in the course of an FBI undercover investigation designated as “Operation Charlie McCarthy.”

    Archive 2005-09-04

  • The two-term councilman tells the Salt Lake Tribune he traveled to Bellingham to retrieve a drafting table, bed frame and office equipment from the property leased by Salt Lake City Planning Commissioner Kathleen Hill.

    The Seattle Times

  • The Albertville City Council will have to decide who is going to replace second-term councilman Kerry NeSmith.

    Sand Mountain Reporter: News

  • A couple of early names: Sam Coleman, two term councilman from the 32nd district representing Antioch, and Tommy Bradley, former Councilman for the 33rd district representing the Percy Priest Lake area and the seat currently held by Republican Robert Duvall.

    Nashville for the 21st Century

  • The three-term councilman will face council colleague Leslie Ghiz in the Republican primary race.

    Cincinnati Business News - Local Cincinnati News | Business Courier of Cincinnati

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