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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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.