counsellor


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counsellor

(US), counselor
1. a person, such as a social worker, who is involved in counselling
2. US a lawyer, esp one who conducts cases in court; attorney
3. a senior British diplomatic officer
4. a US diplomatic officer ranking just below an ambassador or minister
5. a person who advises students or others on personal problems or academic and occupational choice
References in classic literature ?
Nay, the majesty of kings, is rather exalted than diminished, when they are in the chair of counsel; neither was there ever prince, bereaved of his dependences, by his counsel, except where there hath been, either an over-greatness in one counsellor, or an over-strict combination in divers; which are things soon found, and holpen.
Monsieur," replied the neighbor, "those on the right are the counsellors of the grand chamber; those on the left, the councillors of inquiry; the masters in black gowns, the messires in red.
I could see many of the younger Counsellors start back in manifest horror, as the Sphere's circular section widened before them.