Crossword clues for counsel
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Counsel \Coun"sel\ (koun"s[e^]l), n. [OE. conseil, F. conseil, fr. L. consilium, fr. the root of consulere to consult, of uncertain origin. Cf. Consult, Consul.]
Interchange of opinions; mutual advising; consultation.
All the chief priest and elders of the people took counsel against Jesus, to put him to death.
--Matt. xxvii. 1.
Examination of consequences; exercise of deliberate judgment; prudence.
They all confess, therefore, in the working of that first cause, that counsel is used.
Result of consultation; advice; instruction.
I like thy counsel; well hast thou advised.
It was ill counsel had misled the girl.
Deliberate purpose; design; intent; scheme; plan.
The counsel of the Lord standeth forever.
--Ps. xxxiii. 11.
The counsels of the wicked are deceit.
5. A secret opinion or purpose; a private matter.
Thilke lord . . . to whom no counsel may be hid.
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.
The King found his counsel as refractory as his judges.
Note: In some courts a distinction is observed between the attorney and the counsel in a cause, the former being employed in the management of the more mechanical parts of the suit, the latter in attending to the pleadings, managing the cause at the trial, and in applying the law to the exigencies of the case during the whole progress of the suit. In other courts the same person can exercise the powers of each. See Attorney.
In counsel, in secret. [Obs.]
To keep counsel, or
To keep one's own counsel, to keep one's thoughts, purposes, etc., undisclosed.
The players can not keep counsel: they 'll tell all.
Syn: Advice; consideration; consultation; purpose; scheme; opinion.
Counsel \Coun"sel\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Counseled (-s[e^]ld) or Counselled; p. pr. & vb. n. Counseling or Counselling.] [OE. conseilen, counseilen, F. conseiller, fr. L. consiliari, fr. consilium counsel.]
To give advice to; to advice, admonish, or instruct, as a person.
Good sir, I do in friendship counsel you To leave this place.
To advise or recommend, as an act or course.
They who counsel war.
Thus Belial, with words clothed in reason's garb, Counseled ignoble ease and peaceful sloth.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
early 13c., from Old French counseil (10c.) "advice, counsel; deliberation, thought," from Latin consilium "plan, opinion" (see consultation). As a synonym for "lawyer," first attested late 14c.
late 13c., from Old French conseiller "to advise, counsel," from Latin consiliari, from consilium "plan, opinion" (see counsel (n.)). Related: Counseled. Counseling "giving professional advice on social or psychological problems" dates from 1940.
n. 1 The exchange of opinions and advice; consultation. 2 Exercise of judgment; prudence. 3 Advice; guidance. 4 Deliberate purpose; design; intent; scheme; plan. 5 (context obsolete English) A secret opinion or purpose; a private matter. 6 A lawyer, as in Queen's Counsel (QC). vb. 1 To give advice, especially professional advice. 2 To recommend
Counsel is the monthly journal of the Bar of England and Wales. As the Bar Council's own magazine, it is largely written by and for barristers.
It issues facing the Bar and legal system, in addition to profiles, conference reports, personal finance, arts reviews, chambers' announcements and the 'agony uncle' column for lighter moments.
Usage examples of "counsel".
And he ordained that by the counsels of Aeaean Circe they should cleanse themselves from the terrible stain of blood and suffer countless woes before their return.
Following the counsel of the holy Mael the inhabitants of Alca endeavoured to uproot the superstitions that had sprung up amongst them.
These be generally alms or works of charity of them that have temporal riches or discretion in counselling.
But that, if there were no convincing signs of absolute need, then the obligation ceased, and almsgiving, from a command, became a counsel.
Again, the Ephesians sought the counsel of Apollonius, but in the bleakness of his pain and his doubts he had no answer for them.
The effect of these indecisive counsels was that Charles had little trouble in reducing the South German rebels, Augsburg, Ulm, Nuremberg, and Wuerttemberg.
The Duc de Bercy to be harangued to his duty, scathed, measured, disapproved, and counselled, by a stripling Vaufontaine--it was monstrous.
We would save ourselves much trouble if we could agree that the proper place for most bioethical thought lies in counseling those affected, not in dictating the spectrum of possibilities.
I then hastened to Bloemfontein, in order to take counsel with the Government about our affairs generally, and especially to see what would be the most suitable positions to occupy for the defence of the capital.
The steep path of the years when the colonies were taught their first lessons of federation by their common fear of the French and their allies, led by the tall young man who emerged from the woods back of Fort Le Boeuf and later assisted by the moral and pecuniary sympathy of France, by the presence of her ships along their menaced coasts, by the counsels of her admirals and generals, and by the marching and fighting of her soldiers side by side with theirs, you know.
The lawyer Arndt harvests nothing but laughter when in the course of a question period in the Bundestag he tries to prove that association with, and taking counsel of, mealworms constitute an offense against Article 2 of the Constitution, because the rising mealworm cult represents a threat to the free development of the individual personality.
Can you not, then, understand that I am subject to another law, and that it forbids me to allow you or anyone else on this property, under my rule, to counsel anyone to do what the Church calls evil?
If he insists, legally we have to admit him, someone had decided: Castner or K-C counsel or even judicial-probability software.
One by one, they felt the fear, because what could be done to one of them could be done to all of them, until even Cheth agreed that they must take counsel, and that they must find a way to change this path.
Justice Department of the four independent counsels appointed up to that time.