• WordNet 3.6
    • n counsellor a lawyer who pleads cases in court
    • n counsellor someone who gives advice about problems
    • n counsellor someone who has supervisory duties at a summer camp
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Counsellor one who counsels: a barrister
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. conseil—L. consilium, advice—consulĕre, to consult.


In literature:

This excellent man was her faithful friend and wise counsellor.
"The Power of Faith" by Isabella Graham
Friends, counsellors and leaders of the Greeks!
"The Iliad of Homer" by Homer
For sorrow was his companion from that day forth, and grief undying was his counsellor.
"Marzio's Crucifix and Zoroaster" by F. Marion Crawford
You are surrounded by British counsellors, but remember that they are parties.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
If we express opinions in conversation, we have then our Charles Jenkinsons, and back-door counsellors.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
His evil counsellors again carried their point.
"Tacitus: The Histories, Volumes I and II" by Caius Cornelius Tacitus
Robert Morris, Jr., Esq., attorney and counsellor at law, is a member of the Essex county bar in Boston.
"The Condition, Elevation, Emigration, and Destiny of the Colored People of the United States" by Martin R. Delany
Counsellor, we have heard of him often; a worthy man and a peaceful one, who meddled not with our duties.
"Lorna Doone" by R. D. Blackmore
At the ruler's side were three counsellors who had, however, no active functions.
"A history of China., [3d ed. rev. and enl.]" by Wolfram Eberhard
That a young lady could break away without a struggle from the counsellors, friends and companions of her youth, is not to be expected.
"The American Prejudice Against Color" by William G. Allen

In poetry:

For old fashioned are his tactics,
And old fashioned too is he,
And a new king has arisen,
And new counsellors there be.
"The Prince Of Anhalt Dessau" by Nora Pembroke
Volan. Lo, from the dark abyss to lightsome air,
Great Lucifer now rising, and with him
The most sagacious band
Of hellish counsellors.
"Adam: A Sacred Drama. Act 4." by William Cowper
The virgin's promised Son is born,
Behold th' expected child appear:
What shall his names or titles be?
"The Wonderful, the Counsellor."
"Hymn 13" by Isaac Watts
A child is born—a son is given
To us—whose rule shall never cease;
The Counsellor of the King of Heaven—
Father of Ages—Prince of Peace.
"Hymn: We walked in darkness, but at last" by John Bowring
In Derby town, if I look round,
Two counsellors are only found.
And yet I need not travel far
Before I find a purchaser;
For that which holds such excellence
Will never long be in suspence.
"The Wig" by William Hutton
And all the women through great ages of bright living,
Grown goodlier of stature, strong, and subtly wise,
Stood equal with the men, calm counsellors, ever giving
The fire and succour of proud faith and dauntless eyes.
"The Land Of Pallas" by Archibald Lampman

In news:

The Standards and Guidelines are the baseline for George Brown College's Career & Work Counsellor Program in Toronto.
IMF's Economic Counsellor and Director of Research Department Blanchard holds a news briefing on the World Economic Outlook (WEO), at the Tokyo International Forum in Tokyo.
We were working as teachers for counsellors at a camp.
"It's a valuable public service and we acknowledge it can be distressing but we try and make it as easy as possible we can put people in touch with qualified professional counsellors for free," the spokesman said.
Addiction counsellor accused of driving drunk with dying pedestrian embedded in her windshield.
Sonia Funk , a holistic nutritionist (see her site at is a healthy-lifestyle counsellor, working with people on their emotional connection to food.
If you can't talk it out, see a counsellor but be clear it's not with a view to breaking up -- just to help get the words out, and have this problem solved.