councillor

noun
coun·cil·lor | \ˈkau̇n(t)-s(ə-)lər \
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 \ noun

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The number of councillors is being reduced from 120 to 101, creating more uncertainty. The Economist, "Local elections may show a reconfiguration of British politics," 26 Apr. 2018 Others, though, argue that by blaming councillors for the disaster, the report lets the government off lightly. The Economist, "Northamptonshire council has gone bust. Who is to blame?," 22 Mar. 2018 In May, the BBC reported that a June 23 date had been posted at the Huntly registration office in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, where Leslie’s father, councillor Seb Leslie, owns a castle. Maria Pasquini, PEOPLE.com, "GoT Love! Peter Dinklage & Emilia Clarke Fly to Scotland Ahead of Kit Harington's Wedding," 22 June 2018 Instead that seat was contested by Au Nok-hin, a district councillor and activist. The Economist, "Contentious by-elections disappoint Hong Kong’s democrats," 12 Mar. 2018 The Football Association's chief executive Martin Glenn confirmed to FA councillors that a two-week lay off will be introduced after next season following years of debate over whether the Premier League should adopt a winter break. SI.com, "Premier League Set to Adopt Fortnight-Long Winter Break Ahead of 2019/20 Season," 30 May 2018 In local government, just a third of councillors in England are women, with even fewer in Wales (28%) and Scotland (24%). Jo Swinson, Time, "Women Now Outnumber Men in Spain's Cabinet. What's Holding Them Back Elsewhere?," 8 June 2018 The actress's father, councillor Seb Leslie, owns a castle in his West Garioch constituency. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Game of Thrones Actors Kit Harington and Rose Leslie Are Getting Married Very Soon," 26 May 2018 Such a scheme would struggle to be justified now, says Steve Battlemuch, the councillor who chairs the company’s board. The Economist, "Robin Hood Energy, the company bringing power to the people," 3 May 2018

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First Known Use of councillor

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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councillor

noun

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 \

Legal Definition of councillor 

: a member of a council

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councillorship noun

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