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Counsel meaning

counsel - 12 dictionary results

  1. 1. something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action
  2. 2. give advice to; " The teacher counsels troubled students"; " The lawyer counselled me when I was accused of tax fraud"
  3. 3. Interchange of opinions; mutual advising; consultation.
  4. 4. Examination of consequences; exercise of deliberate judgment; prudence.
  5. 5. Result of consultation; advice; instruction.
  6. 6. Deliberate purpose; design; intent; scheme; plan.
  7. 7. A secret opinion or purpose; a private matter.
  8. 8. 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.
  9. 9. To give advice to; to advice, admonish, or instruct, as a person.
  10. 10. To advise or recommend, as an act or course.
  11. 11. Deliberation; advice; purpose; an advocate.
  12. 12. To advise.

counsel - examples of usage

  1. He did not want to look at his mother for counsel. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  2. I shall certainly counsel my son to surrender at once and throw himself on the mercy of the Court. - "The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols", William Black.
  3. Whatever she learned she would be sure to keep her own counsel about. - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
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