consigliere
noun (plural consiglieri; also -res) Etymology: Italian, from consiglio advice, counsel, from Latin consilium — more at counsel Date: 1615 counselor, adviser <
consigliere of a Mafia family
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  • Consigliere — (Italian consigliere counselor , pronounced [konsiʎˈʎɛːre]) is a position within the leadership structure of Sicilian and American Mafia crime families. The word was popularized by Mario Puzo s novel The Godfather (1969), and its film adaptation …   Wikipedia

  • Consigliere — [konsiʎˈʎɛːɾe] (ital. Ratsmitglied, Ratgeber) (plural: Consiglieri) ist ein Begriff für einen Berater oder Ratgeber. Italienische Stadträte heißen consiglieri, die Mitglieder des Schweizer Bundesrates heißen in der italienischsprachigen Schweiz… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • consigliere — /konsi ʎɛre/ s.m. [dal fr. ant. conseillier, lat. consiliarius ] (f. a ). [chi consiglia, persona a cui si ricorre per consiglio] ▶◀ (scherz., region.) consigliori, consulente, guida, guru, ispiratore, (non com.) mentore, [spec. chi fornisce… …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • consigliere — [kō̂n΄sē lye′re] n. pl. consiglieri [kôrn΄sē lye′rē] [It] the chief advisor or aide to a Mafia leader: often humorously or ironically applied to any high ranking aide …   English World dictionary

  • consigliere — con·si·gliè·re s.m. AU 1. chi dà consigli, chi viene interpellato per avere consigli, spec. abitualmente: mio fratello è il mio consigliere | fig., impulso, sentimento che spinge a compiere determinati atti: la rabbia è cattiva consigliera 2.… …   Dizionario italiano

  • consigliere — {{hw}}{{consigliere}}{{/hw}}s. m.  (f. a ) 1 Chi dà suggerimenti, consigli. 2 Membro di un consiglio | Consigliere d amministrazione, membro del consiglio d amministrazione di una società | Consigliere delegato, consigliere d amministrazione a… …   Enciclopedia di italiano

  • consigliere — noun A counselor or advisor, especially to Mafia bosses. 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… …   Wiktionary

  • consigliere —    (kon seel YEH reh) [Italian: counselor] One who closely advises a mafia leader; a counselor of considerable power and influence.    One of those convicted of conspiring in that plot was Louis “Bobby” Manna, who prosecutors say was the… …   Dictionary of foreign words and phrases

  • consigliere — /kawn see lye rdde/, n., pl. consiglieri / rddee/. Italian. a member of a criminal organization or syndicate who serves as an adviser to the leader. * * * …   Universalium

  • consigliere — pl.m. consiglieri sing.f. consigliera …   Dizionario dei sinonimi e contrari

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