What does Counsel mean?

Definitions for Counsel
ˈkaʊn səlCoun·sel

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Counsel.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. advocate, counsel, counselor, counsellor, counselor-at-law, pleadernoun

    a lawyer who pleads cases in court

  2. guidance, counsel, counseling, counselling, directionverb

    something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action

  3. rede, advise, counselverb

    give advice to

    "The teacher counsels troubled students"; "The lawyer counselled me when I was accused of tax fraud"

Wiktionary

  1. counselnoun

    The exchange of opinions and advice; consultation

    Etymology: counseil, from conseil, from consilium; akin to consulo.

  2. counselnoun

    Advice or guidance so given

    Etymology: counseil, from conseil, from consilium; akin to consulo.

  3. counselnoun

    A lawyer, as in Queen's Counsel (QC)

    Etymology: counseil, from conseil, from consilium; akin to consulo.

  4. counselverb

    To give advice, especially professional advice.

    Etymology: counseil, from conseil, from consilium; akin to consulo.

  5. counselverb

    To recommend

    Etymology: counseil, from conseil, from consilium; akin to consulo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Counselnoun

    interchange of opinions; mutual advising; consultation

    Etymology: [OE. conseilen, counseilen, F. conseiller, fr. L. consiliari, fr. consilium counsel.]

  2. Counselnoun

    examination of consequences; exercise of deliberate judgment; prudence

    Etymology: [OE. conseilen, counseilen, F. conseiller, fr. L. consiliari, fr. consilium counsel.]

  3. Counselnoun

    result of consultation; advice; instruction

    Etymology: [OE. conseilen, counseilen, F. conseiller, fr. L. consiliari, fr. consilium counsel.]

  4. Counselnoun

    deliberate purpose; design; intent; scheme; plan

    Etymology: [OE. conseilen, counseilen, F. conseiller, fr. L. consiliari, fr. consilium counsel.]

  5. Counselnoun

    a secret opinion or purpose; a private matter

    Etymology: [OE. conseilen, counseilen, F. conseiller, fr. L. consiliari, fr. consilium counsel.]

  6. Counselnoun

    one who gives advice, especially in legal matters; one professionally engaged in the trial or management of a cause in court; also, collectively, the legal advocates united in the management of a case; as, the defendant has able counsel

    Etymology: [OE. conseilen, counseilen, F. conseiller, fr. L. consiliari, fr. consilium counsel.]

  7. Counselverb

    to give advice to; to advice, admonish, or instruct, as a person

    Etymology: [OE. conseilen, counseilen, F. conseiller, fr. L. consiliari, fr. consilium counsel.]

  8. Counselverb

    to advise or recommend, as an act or course

    Etymology: [OE. conseilen, counseilen, F. conseiller, fr. L. consiliari, fr. consilium counsel.]

Freebase

  1. Counsel

    A counsel or a counselor gives advice, particularly in legal matters.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Counsel

    kown′sel, n. consultation: deliberation: advice: plan: purpose: one who gives counsel, a barrister or advocate.—v.t. to give advice: to warn:—pr.p. coun′selling; pa.p. coun′selled.—n. Coun′sel-keep′er (Shak.), one who can keep counsel or a secret.—adjs. Coun′sel-keep′ing (Shak.), keeping counsel or secrets; Coun′sellable, that may be counselled.—ns. Coun′sellor, one who counsels: a barrister; Coun′sellorship.—Counsel of perfection, a declaration of our Lord's, not absolutely imperative, but commended as the means of reaching greater perfection; Keep counsel, to keep a secret; King's counsel (K.C.), a barrister-at-law appointed by letters-patent—the office is honorary, but gives the right of precedence in all the courts. [Fr. conseil—L. consilium, advice—consulĕre, to consult.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Counsel in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Counsel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Counsel in a Sentence

  1. Jay Sekulow:

    Well, that would not be a position that I would want, to just make a statement where we would release confidential communications that took place between the President of the United States and the Department of Justice or the special counsel's office.

  2. De Blasio:

    This situation has been resolved, everything was done with the advice of counsel. Everything was done in accordance to the law.

  3. Meghan McCain:

    I’m just going to rip the Band-Aid off, I am here to tell all of you, my wonderful co-hosts and the viewers at home, that this is going to be my last season here at ‘The View,’ this was not an easy decision, it took a lot of thought and counsel and prayer and talking to my family and close friends, and, you know, look, COVID has changed the world for all of us, and it changed the way I am looking at life, the way I am living my life, what I want my life to look like, and when I said ‘goodbye’ to all of you in the studio, over a year and a half ago, I had just found out I was pregnant. I left the city very quickly because my OB/GYN wanted me to leave because he wasn’t sure how COVID could possibly impact pregnant women.

  4. Bryan Pagliano:

    On the advice of counsel, I will decline to answer your question in reliance on my rights under the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution.

  5. Richard Hughes:

    It also appears to this counsel those change were made in some attempt to circumvent the court's orders and may have raised to the level of interference against court's orders.

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Translations for Counsel

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  • شورىArabic
  • препоръчвам, обсъждане, съвещание, предлагам, съвет, съветвам, предложениеBulgarian
  • radaCzech
  • rådDanish
  • Anwältin, Beratung, Ratschlag, Rat, AnwaltGerman
  • ο ΣΥΝΗΓΟΡΟΣGreek
  • konsiloEsperanto
  • consejo, consulta, abogadoSpanish
  • مشاورهPersian
  • neuvoa, neuvottelu, suositella, neuvo, lakimies, neuvonpitoFinnish
  • conseiller, conseil, projet, expertise, planFrench
  • խորհրդատվություն, խորհուրդ, փաստաբան, խորհրդատվություն տալArmenian
  • avvocato, consiglioItalian
  • 조언Korean
  • consiliumLatin
  • совет, советување, препорачува, советуваMacedonian
  • raadDutch
  • rådNorwegian
  • radaPolish
  • conselhoPortuguese
  • povățui, sfat, sfătuire, sfătui, consilia, expertiză, consultație, povață, recomanda, consultanțăRomanian
  • совещание, обсуждение, консультация, советRussian
  • rådSwedish
  • avukat, istişare, danışma, tavsiyeTurkish
  • адвокатUkrainian
  • مشورہUrdu
  • jilavogan, kronalavogan, lavogan, hilavogan, kronahilavogan, kronajilavoganVolapük
  • 法律顾问Chinese

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