counsel - definition and synonyms


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  1. 1
    [countable] legal a lawyer who gives someone legal advice and represents them in a court of law. In the UK, counsel is a barrister.

    a defence counsel

    brief counsel :

    I briefed counsel under the favourable arrangements offered to members of the Chartered Institute of Taxation.

  2. 2
    [countable/uncountable] formal advice and help
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