counsellor


counsellor
   one who seeks to advise those suffering misfortune
   Literally, anyone giving advice and, specifically in America, a lawyer, but not always:
    'I wish you'd take my advice and see a Counsellor.' 'Everyone wants me to see a shrink,' she burst out. (Sanders, 1981)
   Counselling, as an occupation, fell into a certain disrepute in the 1990s, despite the worthiness of many practitioners:
    There are only three recession professions. One is garden design. The others are counselling and consultancy... two of these activities involve people who are not sure what they ought to be doing telling other people who are not sure what they ought to be doing what they ought to be doing. (Victoria Glendenning in Daily Telegraph, 27 January 1994)

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  • counsellor — One engaged in the practice of law; lawyer; advocate. Dictionary from West s Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005. counsellor …   Law dictionary

  • counsellor — n. same as {counselor}. Syn: counselor. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • counsellor — early 13c., from O.Fr. conseillier (Mod.Fr. conseiller), from L. consilator, agent noun from consiliare, from consilium (see COUNSEL (Cf. counsel)). Meaning one who gives professional legal advice is from 1530s. Psychological sense (marriage… …   Etymology dictionary

  • counsellor — (US counselor) ► NOUN 1) a person trained to give guidance on personal or psychological problems. 2) a senior officer in the diplomatic service. 3) (also counselor at law) US & Irish a barrister …   English terms dictionary

  • counsellor — n. adviser 1) a guidance counsellor 2) a counsellor to (a counsellor to the ambassador) * * * [ kaʊns(ə)lə] a [ adviser ] guidance counsellor a counsellor to (a counsellor to the ambassador) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • counsellor — [[t]ka͟ʊnsələ(r)[/t]] counsellors N COUNT A counsellor is a person whose job is to give advice to people who need it, especially advice on their personal problems. Children who have suffered like this should see a counsellor experienced in… …   English dictionary

  • counsellor — (US counselor) noun 1》 a person trained to give guidance on personal, social, or psychological problems. 2》 a senior officer in the diplomatic service. 3》 (also counselor at law) US & Irish a barrister. Usage The words counsellor and councillor… …   English new terms dictionary

  • counsellor — /ˈkaʊnsələ / (say kownsuhluh) noun 1. someone who counsels; an adviser. 2. US Law a lawyer, especially a trial lawyer. 3. a high ranking officer in a diplomatic mission. 4. Also, school counsellor. a professional psychologist employed in a school …   Australian English dictionary

  • counsellor — n. (US counselor) 1 a person who gives counsel; an adviser. 2 a person trained to give guidance on personal, social, or psychological problems (marriage guidance counsellor). 3 a senior officer in the diplomatic service. 4 a (also counselor at… …   Useful english dictionary

  • counsellor — (esp. BrE) (AmE usually counselor) noun person trained to advise or help people ADJECTIVE ▪ accredited (BrE), certified (AmE), professional, trained ▪ credit (AmE), debt (BrE) …   Collocations dictionary


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