Friday, May 05, 2017

Word of the day: consigliere

The word of the day is consigliere:

a member of a criminal organization or syndicate who serves as an adviser to the leader.


"The two men were often in agreement about how to approach their cases—Bharara has called Zabel 'my consigliere and my closest friend'—but Bharara relied on him especially for his insight into white-collar opponents and their highly compensated defense lawyers."

 - Sheelah Kolhatkar, "Total Return: What happened when the Feds went after a hedge-fund legend", 16 January 2017 The New Yorker (

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