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, pleader(noun)

    a lawyer who pleads cases in court

  2. guidance, counsel, counseling, counselling, direction(verb)

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

  3. rede, advise, counsel(verb)

    give advice to

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

Wiktionary

  1. counsel(Noun)

    The exchange of opinions and advice; consultation

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

  2. counsel(Noun)

    Advice or guidance so given

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

  3. counsel(Noun)

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

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

  4. counsel(Verb)

    To give advice, especially professional advice.

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

  5. counsel(Verb)

    To recommend

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Counsel(noun)

    interchange of opinions; mutual advising; consultation

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

  2. Counsel(noun)

    examination of consequences; exercise of deliberate judgment; prudence

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

  3. Counsel(noun)

    result of consultation; advice; instruction

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

  4. Counsel(noun)

    deliberate purpose; design; intent; scheme; plan

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

  5. Counsel(noun)

    a secret opinion or purpose; a private matter

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

  6. Counsel(noun)

    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. Counsel(verb)

    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. Counsel(verb)

    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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How to say counsel in sign language?

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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. Matthew Whitaker:

    I have not denied any funds to the special counsel's investigation.

  2. Anthony Scaramucci:

    No, because he would have a nightmare on his hands in politics. It's very, very different in politics, Ana, than in business, if Jeff Sessions was the general counsel for the Trump Organization, Trump Organization's a totally different set of personnel decisions than if Jeff Sessions is Jeff Sessions Cabinet member, Jeff Sessions, has a ton of friends in the Senate.

  3. Christine Wormuth:

    I'm heartened by the fact that he appears to be listening to the counsel of those people, i would not go so far as to say I'm optimistic.

  4. Attorney General Bill Barr:

    After nearly two years of investigation, thousands of subpoenas, and hundreds of warrants and witness interviews, the special counsel confirmed that the Russian government sponsored efforts to illegally interfere with the 2016 presidential election, but did not find that the Trump campaign or other Americans colluded in those schemes.

  5. Kenneth Starr:

    ... advise the House of Representatives of any substantial and credible information which such independent counsel receives, in carrying out the independent counsel's responsibilities under this chapter, that may constitute grounds for an impeachment.

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Translations for counsel

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  • شورىArabic
  • препоръчвам, съвет, предлагам, предложение, обсъждане, съветвам, съвещаниеBulgarian
  • radaCzech
  • rådDanish
  • Rat, Anwältin, Ratschlag, Anwalt, BeratungGerman
  • ο ΣΥΝΗΓΟΡΟΣGreek
  • konsiloEsperanto
  • abogado, consejo, consultaSpanish
  • مشاورهPersian
  • neuvottelu, lakimies, neuvonpito, suositella, neuvo, neuvoaFinnish
  • conseil, conseiller, expertise, plan, projetFrench
  • խորհուրդ, խորհրդատվություն, խորհրդատվություն տալ, փաստաբանArmenian
  • avvocato, consiglioItalian
  • 조언Korean
  • consiliumLatin
  • советување, советува, препорачува, советMacedonian
  • raadDutch
  • rådNorwegian
  • radaPolish
  • conselhoPortuguese
  • sfătui, consultație, povață, expertiză, consilia, sfat, consultanță, povățui, sfătuire, recomandaRomanian
  • обсуждение, консультация, совет, совещаниеRussian
  • rådSwedish
  • istişare, danışma, tavsiye, avukatTurkish
  • адвокатUkrainian
  • مشورہUrdu
  • lavogan, kronalavogan, hilavogan, kronahilavogan, kronajilavogan, jilavoganVolapük
  • 法律顾问Chinese

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