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.]

How to pronounce counsel?

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    Daniel
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    Veena
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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. Kerri Kupec:

    Under oath to the House Judiciary Committee, then Acting Attorney General Whitaker stated that 'at no time has the White House asked for nor have I provided any promises or commitments concerning the special counsel's investigation or any other investigation,'.

  2. Benjamin Brafman:

    Mr. Shkreli has the most relevant reliance-on-counsel defense I've ever seen.

  3. Steve Scalise:

    First of all, this is nothing like the Bill Clinton and the Nixon impeachment, both sides got to call witnesses under Bill Clinton and under Nixon. The presidents legal counsel was in the room, able to ask questions to the witnesses. ... In fact, the resolution they just passed in a very partisan way gives the chairman the full discretion to kick the presidents legal counsel out of the room and to veto any witnesses that we would call. That was in the resolution.

  4. Jerry Nadler:

    These documents will allow us to perform our constitutional duties and decide how to respond to the allegations laid out against the President by the Special Counsel.

  5. 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.

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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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