Definition of Counsel

1. Noun. A lawyer who pleads cases in court.

Exact synonyms: Advocate, Counsellor, Counselor, Counselor-at-law, Pleader
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law
Generic synonyms: Attorney, Lawyer
Derivative terms: Counsellorship, Counselorship, Plead



2. Verb. Give advice to. "They counsel him to write the letter"; "The lawyer counselled me when I was accused of tax fraud"

3. Noun. Something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action.

Definition of Counsel

1. n. Interchange of opinions; mutual advising; consultation.

2. v. t. To give advice to; to advice, admonish, or instruct, as a person.

Definition of Counsel

1. Noun. The exchange of opinions and advice; consultation ¹

2. Noun. Advice or guidance so given ¹

3. Noun. A lawyer, as in Queen's Counsel (QC) ¹

4. Verb. To give advice, especially professional advice. ¹

5. Verb. To recommend ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Counsel

1. to advise [v -SELED, -SELING, -SELS or -SELLED, -SELLING, -SELS] - See also: advise

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Literary usage of Counsel

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1. Leviathan: Or, The Matter, Form, and Power of a Commonwealth Ecclesiastical by Thomas Hobbes (1885)
"Of counsel. How fallacious it is to judge of the nature of things by the ordinary and inconstant use of words, appeareth in nothing more than in the ..."

2. The Works of Francis Bacon by John Thomas Scharf, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Francis Bacon, James Spedding, Robert Leslie Ellis, Douglas Denon Heath, William Rawley (1878)
"OF counsel. THE greatest trust between man and man is the trust of giving counsel. For in other confidences men commit the parts of life; their lands, ..."

3. Cyclopaedia of Political Science, Political Economy, and of the Political by John Joseph Lalor (1883)
"idea that the accused, if innocent, would be protected by the counsel and ... The prosecution was usually presented by able counsel, and the keenest and ..."

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