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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

King's′ Coun′sel(n.)

  1. a body of barristers appointed to be the British crown's counsel and who are permitted to plead inside the bar.

    Category: Law

    Ref: Also called, when a queen is sovereign, Queen's Counsel.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. King's Counsel(noun)

    Counsel to the Crown when the British monarch is a king

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. King's Counsel

    or Queen's Counsel are those barristers in England and Ireland who, having been successful in their profession have received the letters-patent conferring that title and right of precedence in all courts; the appointment is honorary and for life, but in acting against the Crown a Q.C. must obtain leave by special license, which is always granted.

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