• WordNet 3.6
    • n counselor a lawyer who pleads cases in court
    • n counselor someone who gives advice about problems
    • n counselor someone who has supervisory duties at a summer camp
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Counselor A member of council; one appointed to advise a sovereign or chief magistrate. See under Consilor
    • Counselor One who counsels; an adviser. "Can he that speaks with the tongue of an enemy be a good counselor , or no?"
    • Counselor One whose profession is to give advice in law, and manage causes for clients in court; a barrister. "Good counselors lack no clients."
    • Counselor someone who has supervisory duties at a summer camp.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n counselor Any person who gives counsel or advice; an adviser: as, in Great Britain the peers of the realm are hereditary counselors of the crown.
    • n counselor A counseling lawyer; a barrister; specifically, in some of the United States, an attorney admitted to practise in all the courts: called distinctively a counselor at law.
    • n counselor Same as councilor, but properly a different word, the two being confused. See councilor.
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  • Bible
    “Where no counsel is, the people fall; but in the multitude of counselors there is safety. [Proverbs 11:14]”
  • Henry Ward Beecher
    “A book is a garden, an orchard, a storehouse, a party, a company by the way, a counselor, a multitude of counselors.”
  • Florence King
    “American couples have gone to such lengths to avoid the interference of in-laws that they have to pay marriage counselors to interfere between them.”
  • Proverb
    “The best counselors are the dead.”
  • Bible
    “Where there is no counsel, the people perish; but in the multitude of counselors there is safety. [Proverbs 29:18; 11:14]”
  • William Shakespeare
    “Good counselors lack no clients.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. conseiler, F. conseiller, fr. L. consiliarius, fr. consilium, counsel


In literature:

Merlin was King Arthur's trusted counselor.
"Boys and Girls Bookshelf (Vol 2 of 17)" by Various
Florimond de Raimond, counselor of the parliament of Bordeaux, had the happiness to be of the number, and has written the history of it.
"The Phantom World" by Augustin Calmet
After half an hour's hard thinking she made up her mind to consult her wise old counselor, Joe, and enlist his aid.
"The Night Riders" by Ridgwell Cullum
The Chief-Counselor of Disposition looked as if he'd like to retire, too.
"We're Friends, Now" by Henry Hasse
But Henry had another counselor.
"Henry IV, Makers of History" by John S. C. Abbott
He takes a companion or counselor in his search.
"Old Groans and New Songs" by F. C. Jennings
Judge Gordon has always handled the company's business in his private capacity of counselor.
"In the Shadow of the Hills" by George C. Shedd
Peace affairs are in charge of a chief justice or counselor, called zarabandal.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898 - Volume 40 of 55" by Francisco Colin
To Carmen, the Beaubien was a sympathetic confidante and a wise counselor.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
Hamlet had only a ghost for counselor, and a mother to be the first victim of his rashness.
"The Cup of Fury" by Rupert Hughes

In poetry:

Murdered with malice,
He, who to Magnus
More was than father,
King Knut the Mighty's
Son's counselor good.
"Bergliot" by Bjornstjerne Bjornson
The counselor who took the fee,
The witnesses and referee,
The judge who granted the decree,
Died in that wholesale butchery.
"A Moral Vindicator" by Francis Bret Harte

In news:

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Chattanooga veterans counselor honored for 30 years of service.
I'm sure I won't be nearly as tired tonight, though, as the counselors and staffers will be come Saturday when the kids go home.
A demented camp counselor guides your group through the remnants of a dilapidated sleep-away camp at Sugar Sand Park, 300 S Military Trail, Boca Raton, FL, 33486.
Homewood police are investigating a report that a camp counselor, who is a juvenile, at a city park had improper contact with another juvenile, according to a press release the Homewood Police Department issued today.
She also spoke candidly about the school system's ongoing efforts to improve staffing at individual schools and provide more guidance counselors for high schools.
In January, the school started its first catering class — a collaborative effort between Bass, Assistant Principal Kerry Hesse and outreach counselor Kelly Anderson.
A priest accused of molesting a ten-year-old boy while serving as a Green Bay Catholic school counselor has been officially defrocked by the Vatican.
Delmore was a high school counselor in Larimore for more than two decades before retiring last spring.
Former counselor sentenced on sex crime charge .
Former Bowie High School counselor Patricia Scott provides 77 transcripts that document possible cheating to her boss, Kathleen Ortega.
Conditions at Lexington, Blue Grass Airport, KY. Grief counselors were at a central Kentucky middle school on Monday morning to help students struggling with the death of a classmate.
Conditions at Lexington, Blue Grass Airport, KY. Grief counselors were at a central Kentucky middle school on Monday morning to help students struggling with the death of a classmate .
Brad and Angelina Could Co-Star in "The Counselor": Report.
In middle school, counselors start talking to their students about college .