Coun"sel*or (koun"s?l-?r), n. [Written also counsellor.] [OE. conseiler, F. conseiller, fr. L. consiliarius, fr. consilium counsel.]


One who counsels; an adviser.

Can he that speaks with the tongue of an enemy be a good counselor, or no? Shak.


A member of council; one appointed to advise a sovereign or chief magistrate. [See under Consilor.]


One whose profession is to give advice in law, and manage causes for clients in court; a barrister.

Good counselors lack no clients. Shak.


© Webster 1913.

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