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counsellor definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

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

Merriam Webster's

noun see counselor

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (US counselor) 1 a person who gives counsel; an adviser. 2 a person trained to give guidance on personal, social, or psychological problems (marriage guidance counsellor). 3 a senior officer in the diplomatic service. 4 a (also counselor-at-law) US a barrister. b (also counsellor-at-law) Ir. an advising barrister. Phrases and idioms: Counsellor of State Brit. a temporary regent during a sovereign's absence. Etymology: ME f. OF conseiller (f. L consiliarius), conseillour, -eur (f. L consiliator): see COUNSEL

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.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(counsellors) Note: in AM, use 'counselor' A counsellor is a person whose job is to give advice to people who need it, especially advice on their personal problems. N-COUNT

Easton's Bible Dictionary

an adviser (Prov. 11:14; 15:22), a king's state counsellor (2 Sam. 15:12). Used once of the Messiah (Isa. 9:6). In Mark 15:43, Luke 23:50, the word probably means a member of the Jewish Sanhedrim.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. [Written also Counselor.] 1. Adviser. 2. Lawyer, barrister, counsel, advocate.


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