Definition of counsellor noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    (especially US English counselor) noun
    BrE BrE//ˈkaʊnsələ(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkaʊnsələr//
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  1. 1a person who has been trained to advise people with problems, especially personal problems a marriage guidance counsellor See related entries: Professions
  2. 2(North American English, Irish English) a lawyer
  3. 3(North American English) a person who is in charge of young people at a summer camp
  4. Word OriginMiddle English (in the general sense ‘adviser’): from Old French conseiller, from Latin consiliarius, and Old French conseillour, from Latin consiliator, both from consilium ‘consultation or advice’.Extra examples He talked to a counsellor about his marriage difficulties. Have you thought of talking to a marriage guidance counsellor? I went to see a debt counsellor and she agreed to come to the bank with me. She turned to a professional counsellor for help. The centre is staffed by specially trained counsellors.