counselor

noun coun·sel·or \ ˈkau̇n(t)-s(ə-)lər \
variants: or counsellor

Definition of counselor

1 :a person who gives advice or counseling
  • a marriage counselor
2 :lawyer; specifically :one that gives advice in law and manages cases for clients in court
  • The defendant conferred with his counselor.
3 :one who has supervisory duties at a summer camp
  • The counselor led the campers on a hike through the woods.

counselorship

play \ˈkau̇n(t)-s(ə-)lər-ˌship\ noun

Examples of counselor in a Sentence

  1. He works as a camp counselor.

  2. a young couple going to a marriage counselor

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Origin and Etymology of counselor



COUNSELOR Defined for English Language Learners

counselor

noun

Definition of counselor for English Language Learners

  • : a person who provides advice as a job : a person who counsels people

  • : a person who is in charge of young people at a summer camp


COUNSELOR Defined for Kids

counselor

noun coun·sel·or
variants: or counsellor \ˈkau̇n-sə-lər\

Definition of counselor for Students

1 :a person who gives advice
2 :a supervisor of campers or activities at a summer camp
3 :lawyer

Medical Dictionary

counselor

noun coun·sel·or
variants: or counsellor play \ˈkau̇n(t)-s(ə-)lər\

medical Definition of counselor

:a person engaged in counseling

Law Dictionary

counselor

noun coun·se·lor \ ˈkau̇n-sə-lər \

legal Definition of counselor



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