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