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“Councilors” or “Councillors”


Councilors and councillors are both English terms.


Councilors is predominantly used in 🇺🇸 American English (en-US) while councillors is predominantly used in 🇬🇧 British English (en-GB). Breakdown by country, with usage level out of 100 (if available) 👇:

Term US UK India Philippines Canada Australia Liberia Ireland New Zealand Jamaica Trinidad & Tobago Guyana
councilors 65 5 8 96 10 9 0 6 11 13 0 0
councillors 35 95 92 4 90 91 0 94 89 87 100 100
  • In the United States, there is a preference for "councilors" over "councillors" (65 to 35).
  • In the United Kingdom, there is a 95 to 5 preference for "councillors" over "councilors".
  • In India, there is a 92 to 8 preference for "councillors" over "councilors".
  • In the Philippines, there is a preference for "councilors" over "councillors" (96 to 4).
  • In Canada, there is a 90 to 10 preference for "councillors" over "councilors".
  • In Australia, there is a 91 to 9 preference for "councillors" over "councilors".
  • In Liberia, there is not enough data to determine a preference between "councilors" and "councillors".
  • In Ireland, there is a 94 to 6 preference for "councillors" over "councilors".
  • In New Zealand, there is a 89 to 11 preference for "councillors" over "councilors".
  • In Jamaica, there is a 87 to 13 preference for "councillors" over "councilors".
  • In Trinidad & Tobago, there is a 100 to 0 preference for "councillors" over "councilors".
  • In Guyana, there is a 100 to 0 preference for "councillors" over "councilors".

Below, we provide some examples of when to use councilors or councillors with sample sentences.


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Examples in Context

Examples of “councilors”

  • Vice-President: Sulpicio P. Laurente & Councilors: Ciriaco Alba; Bartolome Alvar; Higino
  • affairs of state with his councilors, who took orders from her
  • many local officials from city councilors to county commissioners.
  • Councilors Irma Celones, Deby Espiritu-Reyes, Mark
  • The other six City Councilors are voting members whose principal
  • elect a total of 114 councilors.
  • Thorne persuades his fellow city councilors to declare Batman an outlaw.
  • As with mayor, councilors are elected for a 5-year
  • of a mayor and six councilors.
  • 65 elected members known as councilors, or parshad in Hindi, representing

Examples of “councillors”

  • Category:Prince Edward Island municipal councillors
  • member of the House of Councillors in the Diet (national legislature).
  • as an alderman by the councillors on 1 October 1930.
  • has been represented by labour councillors since it was created in
  • Almost all have been Privy Councillors.
  • Category:Local councillors in County Kildare
  • 6 councillors sit on Reigate and Banstead
  • two wards each elect six councillors to Shaftesbury Town Council.
  • member of the House of Councillors in the Diet (national legislature).
  • Six councillors are elected by first-past-the-post voting

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