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Counselor definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

1. Any person who gives advice; but properly one who is authorized by natural relationship, or by birth, office or profession, to advise another in regard to his future conduct and measures. Ahithophel was Davids counselor. His mother was his counselor to do wickedly. 2 Chronicles 22. In Great Britain, the peers of the realm are hereditary counselor of the crown.
2. The members of a counsel; one appointed to advise a king or chief magistrate, in regard to the administration of the government.
3. One who is consulted by a client in a law case; one who gives advice in relation to a question of law; one whose profession is to give advice in law, and manage causes for clients.
Privy Counselor, a member of a privy counsel.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: someone who gives advice about problems [syn: counselor, counsellor]
2: someone who has supervisory duties at a summer camp [syn: counselor, counsellor]
3: a lawyer who pleads cases in court [syn: advocate, counsel, counselor, counsellor, counselor-at-law, pleader]

Merriam Webster's

or counsellor noun Date: 13th century 1. a person who gives advice or counseling <marriage counselor> 2. lawyer; specifically one that gives advice in law and manages cases for clients in court 3. one who has supervisory duties at a summer camp counselorship noun

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Counselor Coun"sel*or (koun"s?l-?r), n. [Written also counsellor.] [OE. conseiler, F. conseiller, fr. L. consiliarius, fr. consilium counsel.] 1. One who counsels; an adviser. Can he that speaks with the tongue of an enemy be a good counselor, or no? --Shak. 2. A member of council; one appointed to advise a sovereign or chief magistrate. Note: [See under Consilor.] 3. One whose profession is to give advice in law, and manage causes for clients in court; a barrister. Good counselors lack no clients. --Shak.

Moby Thesaurus

Dutch uncle, Polonius, admonisher, adviser, advocate, agent, amicus curiae, attorney, attorney-at-law, backseat driver, barrister, barrister-at-law, buttinsky, confidant, consultant, counsel, counselor-at-law, deputy, expert, friend at court, guide, instructor, intercessor, kibitzer, lawyer, legal adviser, legal counselor, legal expert, legal practitioner, legalist, meddler, mentor, monitor, mouthpiece, nestor, orienter, pleader, preceptist, proctor, procurator, sea lawyer, self-styled lawyer, solicitor, teacher


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