counselor

noun

coun·​sel·​or ˈkau̇n(t)-s(ə-)lər How to pronounce counselor (audio)
variants or counsellor
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 noun

Examples of counselor in a Sentence

He works as a camp counselor. a young couple going to a marriage counselor
Recent Examples on the Web Adding to what had already been such a difficult week for the company and many of its employees, one of Cruise’s incident analysts had suddenly passed away a few days before the pedestrian accident, leading Cruise to bring in counselors and offer time off to the employees who were close to him. Jessica Mathews, Fortune, 16 May 2024 As a freshman in high school, the lack of resources is stymying her ability to prepare for college – her school doesn’t have enough counselors. Alia Wong, The Courier-Journal, 16 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for counselor 

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Word History

Etymology

see counsel entry 1

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of counselor was in the 13th century

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Cite this Entry

“Counselor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/counselor. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

counselor

noun
coun·​sel·​or
variants or counsellor
1
: a person who gives advice
guidance counselor
2
: lawyer
3
: a supervisor of campers or activities at a summer camp

Medical Definition

counselor

noun
coun·​sel·​or
variants or counsellor
: a person engaged in counseling

Legal Definition

counselor

noun
coun·​se·​lor
ˈkau̇n-sə-lər

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