1. 〔従者〕attendants;〔一団の補佐役〕one's staff;〔顧問〕aides
    • 陛下の側近を長く務めた
    • He attended [served as an attendant to] the Emperor for many years.
    • 首相はいつも側近に取り巻かれていた
    • The prime minister was always surrounded by members of his staff.
    • 側近と相談する
    • consult one's aides
    • 大統領の側近筋によれば
    • according to sources close to the President