counsel

  • 1 counsel — coun·sel 1 / kau̇n səl/ n pl counsel [Old French conseil advice, from Latin consilium discussion, advice, council, from consulere to consult]: lawyer: as a: a lawyer participating in the management or trial of a case in court ...to have the… …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 Counsel — Coun sel (koun s[e^]l), n. [OE. conseil, F. conseil, fr. L. consilium, fr. the root of consulere to consult, of uncertain origin. Cf. {Consult}, {Consul}.] 1. Interchange of opinions; mutual advising; consultation. [1913 Webster] All the chief… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 counsel — coun‧sel [ˈkaʊnsl] noun [countable usually singular] LAW 1. a lawyer who represents a client in a court of law; = barrister Bre: • My defence counsel destroyed his evidence on that fact alone. • The prosecuting counsel told the jury that there… …

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  • 4 Counsel — Coun sel, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Counseled} ( s[e^]ld) or {Counselled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Counseling} or {Counselling}.] [OE. conseilen, counseilen, F. conseiller, fr. L. consiliari, fr. consilium counsel.] 1. To give advice to; to advice, admonish …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 counsel — (n.) early 13c., from O.Fr. counseil (10c.) advice, counsel; deliberation, thought, from L. consilium plan, opinion (see CONSULTATION (Cf. consultation)). As a synonym for lawyer, first attested late 14c. The verb is recorded from late 13c., from …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 counsel — [n1] guidance admonition, advice, advisement, caution, consideration, consultation, deliberation, direction, forethought, information, instruction, kibitz*, recommendation, steer, suggestion, tip, tip off*, two cents’ worth*, warning, word to the …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 counsel — ► NOUN 1) advice, especially that given formally. 2) (pl. same) a barrister or other legal adviser conducting a case. 3) archaic consultation, especially to seek advice. ► VERB (counselled, counselling; US counseled, counseling …

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  • 8 counsel — [koun′səl] n. [ME & OFr counseil < L consilium (for base see CONSULT); confused in ME with COUNCIL] 1. a mutual exchange of ideas, opinions, etc.; discussion and deliberation 2. a) advice resulting from such an exchange b) any advice …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 counsel — n 1 *advice Analogous words: admonishing or admonition, chiding, reproaching or reproach (see corresponding verbs at REPROVE): warning, forewarning, cautioning or caution (see corresponding verbs at WARN): precept, rule (see LAW) 2 * …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 10 counsel — counsel; mis·counsel; …

    English syllables

  • 11 Counsel — (engl., spr. Kauns l), abgekürzt von Counseller, Rathgeber, Rath, Sachwalter, Advocat; Queens C. (spr. Kwihns K.), Rath der Königin, ist ein als besondere Auszeichnung einem Sergeant at law verliehener Titel, mit welchem das Vorrecht verbunden… …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 12 Counsel — (engl., spr. kaunßĕl, abgekürzt aus counsellor, Rat), Benennung der englischen Advokaten, nämlich der Barristers (s.d.), die als Rechts beistände Rat über Rechtsfragen erteilen und vor den Gerichtshöfen gehört werden, während die Anwalte, die… …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 13 Counsel — (engl., spr. kaunßĕl), s.v.w. Barrister …

    Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • 14 Counsel — (Kaunsʼl), engl., abgekürzt aus Counsellor, Rath, in England Advocat; Queens C. (Kwihns C.), Titel der höher graduirten Barrister (s. d. Art.), die vor ihren Collegen den Vorrang haben u. einen seidenen Talar tragen dürfen …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 15 counsel — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 advice ADJECTIVE ▪ good, wise VERB + COUNSEL ▪ give (sb), offer (sb), provide ▪ seek …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 16 counsel — I n. advice 1) to give, offer, provide counsel 2) sage, wise counsel 3) counsel about, concerning lawyer 4) a legal counsel 5) counsel for ( counsel for the defense; counsel for the prosecution) II v. 1) (D; tr.) to counsel about, in 2) (D; tr.)… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 17 counsel — [[t]ka͟ʊns(ə)l[/t]] ♦♦♦ counsels, counselling, counselled (in AM, use counseling, counseled) 1) N UNCOUNT Counsel is advice. [FORMAL] He had always been able to count on her wise counsel... His parishioners sought his counsel and loved him. Syn:… …

    English dictionary

  • 18 Counsel — A counsel or a counselor gives advice, more particularly in legal matters. U.K. and Ireland The legal system in England uses the term counsel as an approximate synonym for a barrister at law, and may apply it to mean either a single person who… …

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  • 19 counsel — I UK [ˈkaʊns(ə)l] / US verb [transitive] Word forms counsel : present tense I/you/we/they counsel he/she/it counsels present participle counselling past tense counselled past participle counselled ** 1) to give someone advice and help with their… …

    English dictionary

  • 20 counsel — counselable; esp. Brit., counsellable, adj. /kown seuhl/, n., pl. counsel for 3, v., counseled, counseling or (esp. Brit.) counselled, counselling. n. 1. advice; opinion or instruction given in directing the judgment or conduct of another. 2.… …

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