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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Later today, more people were arrested, including a former student leader from the University of Hong Kong, a lawmaker, and a district councillor. Isabella Steger, Quartz, "Hong Kong begins rounding up high-profile pro-democracy activists," 30 Aug. 2019 But councillors draw a parallel with austerity, where the government outsourced the blame for cuts by forcing local councils to decide what to axe. The Economist, "A rebellion against house-building spells trouble for the Tories," 17 Aug. 2019 Osman had been a councillor in London before returning to Somalia to enter local politics. Washington Post, "Somalia says Mogadishu mayor dies after attack in office," 1 Aug. 2019 Margaret Armiger, a Conservative councillor, described her father, in the early days of the Second World War, cycling more than a hundred miles to find a job at the steelworks. Sam Knight, The New Yorker, "The Death of British Steel and the Myth of the Good Brexit," 10 July 2019 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

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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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