King's Counsel
noun Date: 1678 a barrister selected to serve as counsel to the British crown

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  • King's counsel — King King, n. [AS. cyng, cyning; akin to OS. kuning, D. koning, OHG. kuning, G. k[ o]nig, Icel. konungr, Sw. konung, Dan. konge; formed with a patronymic ending, and fr. the root of E. kin; cf. Icel. konr a man of noble birth. [root]44. See {Kin} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • King's Counsel — or Queen s Counsel n. a barrister appointed to be counsel of the British Crown …   English World dictionary

  • King's Counsel — n a ↑KC …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • King's Counsel — noun Counsel to the Crown when the British monarch is a king • Hypernyms: ↑Counsel to the Crown * * * noun, pl ⋯ sels [count] Brit : a barrister who is chosen to represent the British royal family in a court of law used when Britain is ruled by a …   Useful english dictionary

  • King's Counsel — Kronanwalt (Queen s beziehungsweise King s Counsel, Abkürzung QC beziehungsweise KC, auch Attorney General and Solicitor General) ist eine Bezeichnung für besonders erfahrene Rechtsanwälte in England und Wales. In Hannover gab es im 19.… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • King's counsel — King s (Queen s) counsel Barristers or Serjeants who have been called within the bar and selected to be the king s (or queen s) counsel. They answer in some measure to the advocati fisci, or advocates of the revenue, among the Romans. They could… …   Black's law dictionary

  • King's counsel — King s (Queen s) counsel Barristers or Serjeants who have been called within the bar and selected to be the king s (or queen s) counsel. They answer in some measure to the advocati fisci, or advocates of the revenue, among the Romans. They could… …   Black's law dictionary

  • King's Counsel — King s′ Coun′sel n. law a body of barristers appointed to be the British crown s counsel and who are permitted to plead inside the bar Also called, when a queen is sovereign,Queen s Counsel …   From formal English to slang

  • King’s Counsel — ➡ Queen’s Counsel. * * * …   Universalium

  • King's Counsel — Brit. Law. 1. a body of barristers of a higher status who are specially appointed to be the crown s counsel, and who are permitted to plead inside the bar in the court. 2. a member of this body of barristers. 3. an honorary title conferred on a… …   Universalium

  • King's Counsel — noun in the reign of a king, the term for Queen s Counsel …   English new terms dictionary

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