A councilman is a man who is a member of a local council. [AM]

...a city councilman.

...Councilman Simpkins.

(in BRIT, use councillor)

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • councilman — coun·cil·man n pl men: a member of a council: councillor Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. councilman …   Law dictionary

  • Councilman — Coun cil*man (koun s[i^]l*man), n.; pl. {Councilmen} (koun s[i^]l*men). A member of a council, especially of the common council of a city; a councilor. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • councilman — [koun′səlpʉr΄sənkoun′səlmən] n. pl. councilmen [koun′səlmən] a member of a council, esp. of the governing body of a city or town: also councilperson [koun′səlpʉr΄sən] councilmanic [koun′səlman′ik] adj …   English World dictionary

  • councilman — UK [ˈkaʊns(ə)lmən] / US noun [countable] Word forms councilman : singular councilman plural councilmen UK [ˈkaʊns(ə)lmən] / US American a man who is an elected member of the government of a city in the US …   English dictionary

  • councilman — Synonyms and related words: MP, Member of Congress, Member of Parliament, alderman, archon, assemblyman, bailie, burghermaster, burgomaster, cabinet member, cabinet minister, chancellor, chosen freeholder, city councilman, city father, city… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • councilman — noun Date: circa 1637 a member of a council (as of a town or city) • councilmanic adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • councilman — councilmanic /kown seuhl man ik/, adj. /kown seuhl meuhn/, n., pl. councilmen. a member of a council, esp. the local legislative body of a city. [1650 60; COUNCIL + MAN1] Usage. See man. * * * …   Universalium

  • councilman — noun A male member of a council, especially a city council; now often replaced by gender neutral councilor (British, councillor) …   Wiktionary

  • Councilman — William T., U.S. pathologist, 1854–1933. See C. body …   Medical dictionary

  • councilman — coun|cil|man [ˈkaunsəlmən] n plural councilmen [ mən] AmE a man who is a member of the government of a city in the US …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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