from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A member of a council, as one convened to advise a governor. See Usage Note at council.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Member of a council, especially a city council, as a gender-free term replacing councilman and councilwoman.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A member of a council.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A member of a council; specifically, a member of a common council or of the British Privy Council. See council.
  • n. One who gives counsel or advice.


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