consigliere

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Italian consigliere, from Italian consiglio (advice", counsel), from Latin cōnsilium (council). Entered the popular English lexicon through Mario Puzo's “Godfather” novels and the subsequent films made from them.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˌkɒn.sɪlˈjɛ.ɹi]

Noun[edit]

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
    • 2017 January 24, Eric Levitz, “Trump Aides Keep Leaking Embarrassing Stories About How He Can’t Handle Embarrassment”, in New York Magazine[2]:
      Jared Kushner tried to prevent Conway from being invited into the White House at all, because he viewed her “as a possible threat to his role as Trump’s chief consigliere.”

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From consiglio +‎ -iere.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kon.siʎˈʎɛ.re/

Noun[edit]

consigliere m, f (plural consiglieri, feminine consigliera)

  1. adviser
  2. councillor

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