Consigliere meaning

kōn'sē-lyĕ'rĕ
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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An adviser, especially to a leader of an organized crime syndicate.
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The chief advisor or aide to a Mafia leader.
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A counselor or advisor, especially to Mafia bosses.
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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