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132. Counsel (See also Guidance.)

  1. Achitophel sage adviser to David; subsequently to Absalom. [O.T.: II Samuel 16:23]
  2. Antenor counselor; advised Priam to return Helen to Menelaus. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 23]
  3. Areopagus hill near the Acropolis used for Athenian council deliberations. [Gk. Hist.: Benét, 46]
  4. Chesterfield, Lord (16941773) wrote Letters to His Son to educate him in the ways of the world. [Br. Lit.: Magill III, 565]
  5. Consus god of councils and advice; agricultural god. [Rom. Myth.: Kravitz, 65; Parrinder, 66]
  6. Egeria wife, instructress, and advisor of emperor Numa. [Rom. Myth.: Jobes, 491; Avery, 426]
  7. Krishna Hindu god acts as spiritual and military counselor to Arjuna and his family. [Hindu Lit.: Mahabharata ]
  8. Laurence, Friar adviser to the lovers. [Br. Lit.: Romeo and Juliet ]
  9. Mentor Odysseuss adviser; entrusted with care and education of Telemachus. [Gk. Lit.: Odyssey ]
  10. Nestor a sage old counselor to the Greeks in the Trojan War. [Gk. Myth.: Iliad ]
  11. Polonius gives Laertes rules of conduct. [Br. Drama: Shakespeare Hamlet ]
  12. Poseidon Hippios god of counsel and councils. [Gk. Myth.: Kravitz, 67]
  13. Proverbs precepts for living according to Gods law and common sense. [O.T.: Proverbs]
  14. Way to Wealth, The maxims intended to inculcate virtue and frugality. [Am. Lit.: Benjamin Franklin Poor Richards Almanack in Benét, 803]

Courage (See BRAVERY .)

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Counsel

COUNSEL

An attorney or lawyer. The rendition of advice and guidance concerning a legal matter, contemplated form of argument, claim, or action.

The terms counsel and advise are frequently employed as synonyms for the term aid and abet to describe a person who, while not actually performing a criminal act, induced its performance or contributed to it.

The term junior counsel refers to the younger member of the team of attorneys retained on the same side of a case, or the one lower in the hierarchy of the firm, or one who is assigned to the preparation or trial of less significant aspects of the case.

The term of counsel refers to the description given to an attorney who is not the principal lawyer in charge of a case but who merely contributes his advice on the way it should be handled.

Where of counsel follows an attorney's name on a letterhead or office sign, this designation indicates that the person is employed by the firm primarily as a consultant on specialized matters, not as a full-time partner or associate.

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coun·sel / ˈkounsəl/ • n. 1. advice, esp. that given formally. ∎  consultation, esp. to seek or give advice. 2. (pl. same) the lawyer or lawyers conducting a case: the counsel for the defense. • v. (-seled , -sel·ing ; chiefly Brit. -selled, -sel·ling) [tr.] give advice to (someone). ∎  give professional psychological help and advice to (someone). ∎  recommend (a course of action). PHRASES: keep one's own counsel say nothing about what one believes, knows, or plans take counsel discuss a problem.

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counsel

counsel consultation, advice XIII; body of legal advisers XIV; legal advocate XVIII. — OF. c(o)unseil (mod conseil) :- L. consilium consultation, advice, judgement, deliberating body, f. CON- + *sal-; cf. CONSUL, CONSULT. Now restricted to the above senses; for the sense ‘deliberating body’ see COUNCIL.
So counsel vb. advise. XIII. counsellor adviser. XIII.

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Counsel

Counsel

a body of legal advisors, 1393.

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