Definition of Counselor

1. Noun. Someone who gives advice about problems.

Exact synonyms: Counsellor
Generic synonyms: Adviser, Advisor, Consultant
Specialized synonyms: Dutch Uncle
Specialized synonyms: Nestor
Derivative terms: Counsel, Counsellorship, Counsel, Counselorship

2. Noun. Someone who has supervisory duties at a summer camp.
Exact synonyms: Counsellor
Generic synonyms: Supervisor
Derivative terms: Counsellorship, Counselorship

3. Noun. A lawyer who pleads cases in court.
Exact synonyms: Advocate, Counsel, Counsellor, Counselor-at-law, Pleader
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law
Generic synonyms: Attorney, Lawyer
Derivative terms: Counsel, Counsellorship, Counselorship, Plead

Definition of Counselor

1. n. One who counsels; an adviser.

Definition of Counselor

1. Noun. A professional who counsels people, especially on personal problems. ¹

2. Noun. A licensed and professionally trained counselor. ¹

3. Noun. (education) A school counselor, often in a specialty such as careers, education, or health. ¹

4. Noun. (legal) A counselor, counsellor, counselor-at-law or counsellor-at-law is an attorney. ¹

5. Noun. (politics) A high ranking diplomat, usually just below an ambassador or minister. ¹

6. Noun. (context: leisure) A children’s supervisor, usually at camp. ¹

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Definition of Counselor

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Literary usage of Counselor

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Treatment Services for Adolescent Substance Abusers by Alfred S. Friedman (1998)
"At times, the adolescent may try to please or mislead the counselor or keep the ... The counselor must then be willing to express feelings and concerns. ..."

2. Handbook of Severe Disability: A Text for Rehabilitation Counselors, Other edited by Walter C. Stolov, Michael R. Clowers (2000)
"Since pre-existing social problems are more resistant to change than new disability-related problems, the counselor should differentiate between ..."

3. The American Journal of International Law by American Society of International Law (1914)
"ROBERT LANSING OF NEW YORK AS counselor OF THE DEPARTMENT OP STATE On March 27, 1914, Mr. Robert Lansing was confirmed as counselor of the Department of ..."

4. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1905)
"Any person practicing law in any court, except a justice's court or a police court, without having received a license as attorney or counselor, is declared ..."

5. California Unreported Cases: Being Those Decisions Determined in the Supreme by California Supreme Court, Peter V. Ross, California District Courts of Appeal (1913)
"... It is our duty to grant a license to each of said persons entitling him to practice as an attorney and counselor at law in all courts of this state, ..."

6. School Violence: What Is Being Done to Combat School Violence? What Should edited by John L. Mica (2001)
"I am Jan Gallagher, president elect of the American School counselor Association, and I ask that my ..."

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