Share this entry

Share this page

councilor

Syllabification: coun·ci·lor
Pronunciation: /ˈkouns(ə)lər
 
/
(also chiefly British councillor)

Definition of councilor in English:

noun

A member of a council.
Example sentences
  • Municipal councilors, government employees and the general public then paraded around town to welcome in the Thai New Year.
  • The allegation later turned out to be manufactured by members of the city councilor's staff.
  • Tenants will sit side by side with councillors and independent members on the boards.

Origin

late Middle English: alteration of counselor, by association with council.

Usage

On the difference between councilor and counselor, see counselor (usage).

Derivatives

councilorship

1
noun
Example sentences
  • The three amendments were included in the bill presented by the regional councillorship to the Council.
  • It has 12 candidates running for six councillorships, and two squaring off for the mayor's seat.
  • If a councilorship is allocated to a particular ward that ward may comprise about ten, fifteen or twenty villages.

Definition of councilor in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day resilient
Pronunciation: rɪˈzɪlɪənt
adjective
able to recoil or spring back into shape…