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counsel in Law topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcounselcoun‧sel1 /ˈkaʊnsəl/ noun [uncountable]  1 SCTa type of lawyer who represents you in courtcounsel for The judge asked counsel for the defence to explain.2 keep your own counsel3 literaryADVISE advice
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counselEmperor Constantine was said to visit the wise hermit for counsel.And more unusually for counsel, George will ask other observers, even journalists, how they think it's going.I'll miss her because I value her counsel.Some Democrats on Capitol Hill have joined in the call for an independent counsel to investigate campaign fund raising.They were denied legal counsel or the right to call witnesses in their defence.Not even George Herbert's counsel that the country-parson's rage might here and there be justified had comforted.Could we deny any of them if they came seeking counsel?David Turetsky, a senior counsel in the Justice Department.The counsel for the defense gave her opening statement.Later I was told that in criminal trials counsel are not permitted to talk to their witnesses during adjournments.