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Queen's Counsel


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  • n. a barrister or advocate appointed by the Crown (when the monarch is a queen)
  • n. In Canada, an honorific status conferred by the federal or provincial governments to senior or meritorious lawyers.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.
  • n. See King's counsel, King's evidence, under King.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. Counsel to the Crown when the British monarch is a queen


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  • The Queen's Counsel is a lawyer of a higher rank, and whenever his serene lordship takes a brief he must, to keep up his dignity, "be supported" by a barrister.

    Bidwell's Travels, from Wall Street to London Prison Fifteen Years in Solitude

  • Despite being advised by a Queen's Counsel, they failed to produce any credible defense or evidence to back up their claims.

    Two Views of Freedom of Speech and Law in Singapore

  • At one point, Robert Tring, Queen's Counsel, asked him to name a pathologist with whom he'd worked that a member of the jury might have heard of.

    Disordered Minds

  • Frederick was called to the Irish Bar, where a Queen's Counsel, with an accent like rich wine, told him that he was now a gintleman, and entitled so to call himself.

    In Kedar's Tents

  • An eminent Queen's Counsel, who is a member of that bar, remembers that when he first donned a stuff gown, he, like all Chancery jurors, had a purple bag -- whereas the wearers of silk at the same period, without exception, carried red bags.

    A Book About Lawyers

  • Mr. McIntosh, assistant Queen's Counsel, conducted his examination.

    The Lost Lady of Lone

  • 'Have at it!' said the Queen's Counsel and late Attorney-General, springing up from his chair.

    John Caldigate

  • The ministry makes the initial assessment of claims, and those worthy of further investigation are given to a Queen's Counsel, who reports to the minister on the merits of the claim.

    New Zealand Herald - Top Stories

  • El Reg that at a directions hearing in January, the defendant made it known that given the seriousness of the case he would be represented by Queen's Counsel - senior lawyers with, usually, at least ten years 'experience.

    The Register

  • A bewigged barrister, but not a Queen's Counsel, with a passion for cheap wine ( "Chateau Thames Embankment") and a dedication to criminal defence.

    The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed


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