Definitions for king's counsel
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word 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.
Find a translation for the king's counsel definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss these king's counsel definitions with the community:
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"king's counsel." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 21 Dec. 2014. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/king's counsel>.