Definition of councilor in English:


(British councillor)


  • A member of a council.

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


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