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.
An adviser, especially to a leader of an organized crime syndicate.
The chief advisor or aide to a Mafia leader.
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.
- Italian consiglio, "advice", "counsel", from Latin consilium.