Queen's Counsel
noun Date: 1850 a barrister selected to serve as counsel to the British crown — used during the reign of a queen

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  • Queen's Counsel — (postnominal QC) ndash; known as King s Counsel (KC) during the reign of a male sovereign ndash; are lawyers appointed by letters patent to be one of Her [or His] Majesty s Counsel learned in the law . Membership exists in various Commonwealth… …   Wikipedia

  • Queen's counsel — Queen Queen, n. [OE. quen, quene, queen, quean, AS. cw[=e]n wife, queen, woman; akin to OS. qu[=a]n wife, woman, Icel. kv[=a]n wife, queen, Goth. q[=e]ns. [root]221. See {Quean}.] 1. The wife of a king. [1913 Webster] 2. A woman who is the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Queen's Counsel — ➔ QC * * * Queen s Counsel UK US noun [C] ► QC(Cf. ↑QC) …   Financial and business terms

  • Queen's Counsel — (spr. kwīns kaunßël, »königlicher Rat«), unter der Königin Viktoria in England eine Klasse von Barristers (s. d.), die durch königliches Patent auf Vorschlag des Lords Chancellor ernannt werden, und deren voller Titel lautet »One of her Majesty s …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Queen's counsel — See barrister. Collins dictionary of law. W. J. Stewart. 2001 …   Law dictionary

  • Queen's Counsel — n a ↑QC …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Queen's Counsel — ► NOUN ▪ a senior barrister appointed on the recommendation of the Lord Chancellor …   English terms dictionary

  • Queen'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

  • Queen'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

  • Queen'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

  • Queen's Counsel — noun Counsel to the Crown when the British monarch is a queen • Hypernyms: ↑Counsel to the Crown * * * noun, pl ⋯ sels [count] : 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

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