American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The act of exchanging opinions and ideas; consultation.
- n. Advice or guidance, especially as solicited from a knowledgeable person. See Synonyms at advice.
- n. A plan of action.
- n. Private, guarded thoughts or opinions: keep one's own counsel.
- n. A lawyer or group of lawyers giving legal advice and especially conducting a case in court.
- v. To give counsel to; advise. See Synonyms at advise.
- v. To recommend: counseled care in the forthcoming negotiations.
- v. To give or take advice. See Usage Note at council.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Consultation; deliberation; mutual advising or interchange of opinions.
- n. Advice; opinion or instruction given, as the result of consultation or request; aid or instruction given in directing the judgment or conduct of another.
- n. Prudence; due consideration; wise and cautious exercise of judgment; examination of consequences.
- n. Deliberate purpose; design; intent; scheme; plan.
- n. A private or secret opinion or purpose; consultation in secret; concealment.
- n. One who gives counsel, especially in matters of law; a counselor or advocate, or several such, engaged in the direction or the trial of a cause in court: as, the plaintiff's or defendant's counsel.
- n. Same as council, but properly a different word, the two being confused. See council.
- To give counsel or advice to; advise; admonish; instruct.
- To advise or recommend; urge the adoption of.
- To consult; take counsel; deliberate.
- n. The exchange of opinions and advice; consultation
- n. Advice or guidance so given
- n. A lawyer, as in Queen's Counsel (QC)
- v. To give advice, especially professional advice.
- v. To recommend
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Interchange of opinions; mutual advising; consultation.
- n. Examination of consequences; exercise of deliberate judgment; prudence.
- n. Result of consultation; advice; instruction.
- n. Deliberate purpose; design; intent; scheme; plan.
- n. A secret opinion or purpose; a private matter.
- n. One who gives advice, especially in legal matters; one professionally engaged in the trial or management of a cause in court; also, collectively, the legal advocates united in the management of a case.
- v. To give advice to; to advice, admonish, or instruct, as a person.
- v. To advise or recommend, as an act or course.
- v. give advice to
- n. a lawyer who pleads cases in court
- n. something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action
- Middle English counseil, from Old French conseil, from Latin cōnsilium; akin to cōnsulō ("take counsel, consult"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English counseil, from Old French conseil, from Latin cōnsilium; akin to cōnsulere, to take counsel, consult. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“This statement by senior counsel for the airline as to the manner in which he had attempted to handle his responsibilities should be enough to answer the complaint in the Appendix that "The management of the airline _instructed its counsel_ to deny every allegation of fault, and to counter-attack by ascribing total culpability to the air crew".”
“As ever, the judging panel is made up of a raft of industry experts, including Blackstone Chambers 'Dinah Rose QC, Music Choice general counsel Chris Johnstone, Sajid Hussein, head of legal EMEA, Bank of America and BT Retail general counsel Nigel Paterson.”
“Morris, who also sits on the executive management committee of BP's refining and marketing arm, is one of two associate general counsel who sit beneath global group general counsel Rupert Bondy.”
“Attorney Yaye says the consultative counsel is confident it is presenting the people of Niger with the best way to restore civilian rule.”
“I rested my case at 4: 08 PM, but the defense counsel is still busily validating my thesis.”
“Really?? your argument that non-US citizens have a right to counsel is a SINGLE district court decision by a Judge who has devoted most of her pre-judicial career to liberal/democratic causes.”
“I think you are overreading McCarthy, or at the very least McCarthy is not clearly making any distinction between the (negative) right to access to counsel and the (arguably more positive) right to provision of counsel from the government.”
“(The notion that due process, not right to counsel, is the real issue, is interesting, but not interesting enough to remand the case to simmer for a few more years.) Anderson (Quote)”
“Is deceit, when practiced to obscure the truth from the trier of fact, legitimate since defense counsel is bound by ethics to provide the best and most capable defense for the client possible?”
“I believe the defense absolutely has a reasonable expectation of privacy to believe that the papers inside the defense file, lying on the defense table, during trial and while the defense counsel is arguing before the bar, are absolutely secure from police observation and seizure in the situation described above.”
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