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English definition of “counsellor”


noun [C] (US usually counselor)     /ˈkaʊn.səl.ər/ US  //
C2 someone who is trained to listen to people and give them advice about their problems: The college now has a counsellor to help students with both personal and work problems. a marriage guidance counsellorCounselling and psychotherapyGiving advice C2 US a lawyer: [as form of address] I don't think that question is relevant, counselor.Lawyers and legal officials US someone who takes care of children at a summer campParenting and caring for children
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