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Definition of "councilor" [coun•cil•or]

  • A member of a council, as one convened to advise a governor. See Usage Note at council. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "councilor" in a sentence
  • "Ross, a seven-term councilor, said he is running on a platform of fiscal responsibility and his longtime involvement in city and business affairs."
  • "The seven-term councilor, a retired probation officer, hardly screams out fresh, vital leadership."
  • "Ward 4's Bruce Duarte Jr., another first-term councilor, strikes a good balance between neighborhood and citywide issues, a necessity for a councilor who represents downtown and the waterfront."