Definition of councillor in English:


Line breaks: coun¦cil|lor
Pronunciation: /ˈkaʊns(ə)lə
(US also councilor)


  • A member of a council: [as title]: Councillor Ralph Lewis
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    • 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.



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  • 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 counsellor, by association with council.


On the difference between councillor and counsellor, see counsellor (usage).

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