Definition of councillor in English:

councillor

(US councilor)

noun

  • A member of a council:

    [as title] ‘Councillor Ralph Lewis’
    • ‘Parents have got to get together and turn our fire on the councillors and the employers.’
    • ‘If the member wants to do that, he can go and see the councillors and have a chat to them.’
    • ‘Since he first went on the council he had worked with many councilors of different political persuasions and he had to say he got on with all of them.’
    • ‘If this were to be carried out for all councillors, then our council chambers would be empty.’
    • ‘We are asking for support from the public and local councilors to oppose the cuts.’
    • ‘Municipal councilors, government employees and the general public then paraded around town to welcome in the Thai New Year.’
    • ‘Many councillors work long hours and may spend twenty hours or more a week on council duties.’
    • ‘Tenants will sit side by side with councillors and independent members on the boards.’
    • ‘In order to affect city government one had to persuade powerful city councilors who headed up committees.’
    • ‘So we put in for a national deal and now the same councillors are saying it has to be done locally.’
    • ‘Each one is made up of a committee of councillors from the wards in that area.’
    • ‘Over half the elected councillors are new to the county council and can lead a fresh start.’
    • ‘It is no secret that some district councillors had little or no time for the new town council.’
    • ‘Could it be that they have a councillor or senior council officer in their midst?’
    • ‘Cooperation is requested from all councilors for the final council resolution.’
    • ‘The council officers and the planning councillors are to be congratulated on it.’
    • ‘It said the councillor was not seeking to mislead other members or act in a devious manner.’
    • ‘The allegation later turned out to be manufactured by members of the city councilor's staff.’
    • ‘A councillor has donated a hand bell to a new town council in memory of his wife.’
    • ‘Therefore councillors get paid what government decrees and have no say in the matter.’

Usage

On the difference between councillor and counsellor, see counsellor

Origin

Late Middle English: alteration of counsellor, by association with council.

Pronunciation:

councillor

/ˈkaʊns(ə)lə/