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 Pathway's executive director La Keisha Jackson, also a City-County councillor, said the vision for this program came to her about a decade ago. Kayla Dwyer, The Indianapolis Star, 8 Mar. 2022 Ruiter, who now runs as a councillor for an independent party, is not against data centers but opposes the way negotiations are being carried out. Morgan Meaker, Wired, 7 Jan. 2022 Dutch local councillor Lars Ruiter broke away from his political party, VVD, after an argument over the secrecy surrounding the development of local data centers. Morgan Meaker, Wired, 7 Jan. 2022 The two-term district councillor was roundly defeated by a prodemocracy candidate whose campaign had been buoyed by months of sustained protests. Timothy Mclaughlin, The Atlantic, 20 Dec. 2021 Her friend and PSOL city councillor for Rio de Janeiro, Marielle Franco, was killed in 2018 in what is widely considered a political assassination, which has not been thoroughly investigated by authorities. Kate Aronoff, The New Republic, 24 Nov. 2021 For example, your first high-profile move as mayor was refusing to swear in Sean Chu, a city councillor who was found guilty of professional misconduct based on inappropriate physical contact with a minor. Courtney Shea, refinery29.com, 2 Nov. 2021 Former pro-democracy lawmaker Ted Hui urged Hong Kongers to protest by casting blank ballots, and former district councillor Yau Man-chun encouraged a boycott. The Editorial Board, WSJ, 29 Nov. 2021 Just a few months ago, Jyoti Gondek was a city councillor with 2% name recognition and a dream. Courtney Shea, refinery29.com, 2 Nov. 2021 See More

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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 24 May. 2022.

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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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