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. Michael Bromwich:

    The central point is that there is no precedent for this Committee to bring in outside counsel for the sole purpose of shielding the members of Senate Judiciary from performing their responsibility to question witnesses.

  2. Lanny Davis:

    I would also add the important words used by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, and others, in describing Michael Cohen's cooperation and testimony as' credible' addressing the' core' issues involved in Michael Cohen investigation.

  3. Ecclesiastes:

    Give not over thy soul to sorrow and afflict not thyself in thy own counsel. Gladness of heart is the life of man and the joyfulness of man is length of days.

  4. Teresa Cheng:

    The fact that such a very high-ranking official has uttered words such as ‘mercenary’ is, with respect, disgraceful to such a reputable counsel.

  5. Chander Prakash Kaushik:

    We can't force people in this day and age, we can only counsel them.

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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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