Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Obsolete forms of counter, counter.
- n. obsolete, UK, law An advocate or professional pleader; one who counted for his client, that is, orally pleaded his cause.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (O. Eng. Law), obsolete An advocate or professional pleader; one who counted for his client, that is, orally pleaded his cause.
- count + -or (Wiktionary)
“Fryday strete on a nyght in there innes; the whiche weren well beten and hurte with arowes and brought thanne to the countor.”
“Justices, "chap. 2, sec. 5, it is said that" every countor is chargeable by the oath, that he shall do no wrong nor falsity, contrary to his knowledge, but shall plead for his client the best he can, according to his understanding. ”
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