consigliere

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Italian consiglio, "advice", "counsel", from Latin consilium.

Entered the popular English lexicon through Mario Puzo's “Godfather” novels and the subsequent films made from them.

Noun[edit]

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consigliere (plural consiglieri or consiglieres)

  1. A counselor or advisor, especially to Mafia bosses.
    • 2007, New York Times, [1]
      He is the master strategist behind the scenes; the consigliere to the head of “the family,” as some Clinton aides refer to her operation; and a fund-raising machine who is steadily pulling in $100,000 or more at receptions

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

consiglio +‎ -iere

Noun[edit]

consigliere m, f (plural consiglieri) (Feminine: consigliera)

  1. adviser
  2. councillor

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