- The definition of a counselor is a person who is specifically trained to provide advice, or a person you turn to for advice.
An example of counselor is a professional who you go to in order to talk about your problems and to learn solutions for coping with stress or sadness.
- a person who counsels; advisor; specif., one who advises students or clients regarding educational and occupational alternatives, personal problems, etc.
- a legal advisor, as of an embassy or legation
- a lawyer, esp. one who conducts cases in courtin full counselor-at-law
- a person in charge of a group of children at a camp
- Mormon Ch. one of the advisors to a presiding officer
Origin of counselorMiddle English counseilere ; from Old French consellier ; from Classical Latin consiliator
- A person who gives counsel; an adviser.
- An attorney, especially a trial lawyer.
- A person who supervises young people at a summer camp. See Usage Note at council.
(plural counselors) (US, alternative in Canada)
- A professional who counsels people, especially on personal problems.
- A licensed and professionally trained counselor.
- (education) A school counselor, often in a specialty such as careers, education, or health.
- (law) A counselor, counsellor, counselor-at-law or counsellor-at-law is an attorney.
- (politics) A high ranking diplomat, usually just below an ambassador or minister.
- (leisure) A children’s supervisor, usually at camp.
From Old French conseillier, from Latin consiliator, agent noun from consilior (“I take counsel”), from consilium (“plan, council, wisdom, advice”)