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consigliere

noun con·sig·li·e·re \kōn-(ˌ)sil-ˈye-re, -ˈyer-ē; kän-(ˌ)si-glē-ˈye-rā, -rē, -ˈyer\
plural con·sig·li·e·ri\-rē\ also con·sig·li·e·res

Definition of CONSIGLIERE

:  counselor, adviser <consigliere of a Mafia family>

Examples of CONSIGLIERE

  1. <the President's trusted consigliere and chief political strategist>

Origin of CONSIGLIERE

Italian, from consiglio advice, counsel, from Latin consilium — more at counsel
First Known Use: 1615

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