Consigliere definition

kōnsē-lyĕrĕ
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(italian) The chief advisor or aide to a Mafia leader.
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An adviser, especially to a leader of an organized crime syndicate.
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The definition of a consigliere, an alternative spelling for consigliore, is a top aide or advisor to a Mafia boss or criminal organization.

A man who provides counsel and advice to the head of a Mafia crime family is an example of a consigliere.

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A counselor or advisor, especially to Mafia bosses.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
consigliere
Plural:
consiglieres, consiglieri

Origin of consigliere

  • Italian from Latin cōnsiliārius from cōnsilium advice

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Entered the popular English lexicon through Mario Puzo's “Godfather” novels and the subsequent films made from them.

    From Wiktionary

  • Italian consiglio, "advice", "counsel", from Latin consilium.

    From Wiktionary