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 councillorship (audio) \ noun

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Many of its victims were local councillors, business people or police in the small towns and tight valleys in the hinterland of San Sebastián. The Economist, "Spain’s ETA Basque terrorists disband," 9 May 2018 Grocery stores selling foreign foods have proliferated, says one councillor proudly, and foreign languages no longer elicit surprise. The Economist, "How a small town in North Dakota got its groove back," 7 June 2018 While Labour councillors deal with the anti-Semitism row, their Tory rivals face another problem: Brexit. The Economist, "Local and national issues collide in London’s elections," 5 Apr. 2018 But the more obvious explanation is that councillors are acting at the behest of their union allies. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Motor City Madness," 27 Sep. 2018 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

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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 How to pronounce councilor (audio) \

Legal Definition of councillor

: a member of a council

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councillorship noun

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