Definition of councilor in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkouns(ə)lər/
(also chiefly British councillor)


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.


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



Pronunciation: /-ˌSHip/
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.


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

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Syllabification: coun·ci·lor

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