Definitions for king's counsel
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a body of barristers appointed to be the British crown's counsel and who are permitted to plead inside the bar.
Ref: Also called, when a queen is sovereign, Queen's Counsel.
Counsel to the Crown when the British monarch is a king
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
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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