privy councillor

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Etymology[edit]

Formed as privy council +‎ -or after councillor; the ell is doubled to indicate that the i in councillor is short, /ˈkaunsɪlɚ/, and not long: */kaunˈslɚ/.

Noun[edit]

privy councillor (plural privy councillors)

  1. A member of a privy council; a close, intimate advisor, usually to a monarch.

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