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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.
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- 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.
Despite being advised by a Queen's Counsel, they failed to produce any credible defense or evidence to back up their claims.
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.
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.
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.
Mr. McIntosh, assistant Queen's Counsel, conducted his examination.
'Have at it!' said the Queen's Counsel and late Attorney-General, springing up from his chair.
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.
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.
A bewigged barrister, but not a Queen's Counsel, with a passion for cheap wine ( "Chateau Thames Embankment") and a dedication to criminal defence.