What does counsellor mean?

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This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word counsellor.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. counselor, counsellornoun

    someone who has supervisory duties at a summer camp

  2. counselor, counsellornoun

    someone who gives advice about problems

  3. advocate, counsel, counselor, counsellor, counselor-at-law, pleadernoun

    a lawyer who pleads cases in court

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Counsellornoun

    Etymology: from counsel.

    His mother was his counsellor to do wickedly. 2 Chr. xxii. 3.

    She would be a counsellor of good things, and a comfort in cares. Wisd. viii. 9.

    Death of thy soul! Those linen cheeks of thine
    Are counsellors to fear. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.

    In such green palaces the first kings reign’d,
    Slept in their shades, and angels entertain’d;
    With such old counsellors they did advise,
    And by frequenting sacred groves grew wise. Edmund Waller.

    You are a counsellor,
    And by that virtue no man dare accuse you. William Shakespeare, H. VIII.

    Of counsellors there are two sorts: the first, consiliarii nati, as I may term them; such are the prince of Wales, and others of the king’s sons: but the ordinary sort of counsellors are such as the king, out of a due consideration of their worth and abilities, and, withal, of their fidelity to his person and to his crown, calleth to be of council with him, in his ordinary government. Francis Bacon, Advice to Villiers.


  1. counsellor

    A counsellor is a professional who provides advice, guidance, and therapeutic support to individuals or groups to help them manage personal, social, or psychological issues and challenges. This may involve exploring thoughts, feelings, behaviours, or experiences, and often aims to assist in decision-making, problem-solving, personal growth, mental health, or emotional well-being. They use a variety of techniques and approaches based on psychological theories and research.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Counsellor is ranked #95115 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Counsellor surname appeared 192 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Counsellor.

    88% or 169 total occurrences were White.
    6.7% or 13 total occurrences were Black.
    3.1% or 6 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of counsellor in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of counsellor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of counsellor in a Sentence

  1. Sut Seng Htoi:

    People lost their trust in the State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi because the people from the whole country elected the NLD, the civilian government, to avoid wars and fighting.

  2. Shahriar Alam:

    There was no explanation from Islamabad, they could not cite any valid reason when they asked the Bangladesh High Commission to send back the counsellor.

  3. Dr. Isaac Barrow:

    He that loveth a book will never want a faithful friend, a wholesome counsellor, a cheerful companion, an effectual comforter.

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    A deny
    B inspire
    C interrogate
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