councillor

noun
coun·​cil·​lor | \ ˈkau̇n(t)-s(ə-)lər How to pronounce councillor (audio) \
variants: or councilor

Definition of councillor

: a member of a council

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Other Words from councillor

councillorship \ ˈkau̇n(t)-​s(ə-​)lər-​ˌship How to pronounce councillor (audio) \ noun

Examples of councillor in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Derrick Ssonko, a mechanic in blue overalls, says he was inspired to run for local councillor, but the party ticket went to a rival who paid a bribe. The Economist, "Sing it loud Bobi Wine, the pop star who would be president of Uganda," 7 Nov. 2020 Trump’s privy councillor and son-in-law Jared Kushner revealed to the Washington Post’s Bob Woodward the four texts required to make sense of Trump. Fortune, "Trump focused too much on fraud—and it might have cost him the election," 23 Dec. 2020 Members of a pro-police Facebook group called Back the Blue Tulsa brought similar questions to a local city councillor. Victor Luckerson, The New Yorker, "The Defacement and Destruction of Black Lives Matter Murals," 19 Nov. 2020 That was surprising; what is more, the new MP, Alexander Stafford, was educated at Oxford and was previously a local councillor in west London. The Economist, "Regional inequality in Britain Why Britain is more geographically unequal than any other rich country," 30 July 2020 To make the spell work, Jack’s friend Randall Carpio (Adam DiMarco), who has romantic feelings for Lilith, murders the Hermetic Order of the Blue Rose’s councillor, Kepler (Françoise Yip). Ariana Romero, refinery29.com, "What Does The Order Finale’s Lilith Twist Mean For Season 3?," 24 June 2020 In March of this year, city leaders tried a different tack, with the councillor Vanessa Hall-Harper proposing an ordinance that would put the establishment of a monitor up to a public vote in August. Victor Luckerson, The New Yorker, "Tulsa’s Hopeful Anger," 16 June 2020 Unceremoniously fired, the vulnerable Topaze becomes the perfect pawn for Suzy’s lover, a rich Parisian councillor (Herbert Lom) who needs a respectable and money-naive frontman for his crooked business dealings. Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times, "Review: ‘Mr. Topaze,’ Peter Sellers’ directing debut, emerges from the star’s vault," 15 June 2020 Stuart Wright, a councillor from a Norfolk family, says that some of the new arrivals dug up his grandfather’s potatoes. The Economist, "The Cockneys of Thetford," 18 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of councillor

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Councillor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/councillor. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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councillor

noun
How to pronounce councillor (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of councillor

: a member of a council

councillor

noun
coun·​cil·​lor
variants: or councilor \ ˈkau̇n-​sə-​lər \

Kids Definition of councillor

: a member of a group of people appointed or elected to make laws or give advice : a member of a council

councillor

noun
coun·​cil·​lor
variants: or councilor \ ˈkau̇n-​sə-​lər How to pronounce councillor (audio) \

Legal Definition of councillor

: a member of a council

Other Words from councillor

councillorship noun

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