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English Word:

counsel


English Pronunciation:

coun•sel


Noun:


⇨Etymology

(Old English) conc, (French) conseil, from (Latin) consilium, from the root of consulere to consult, of uncertain origin. Confer Consult, Consul.


⇨Definition

(kounsl),



Noun:


⇨Etymology

imperfect & past participle Counseled (-sld) or Counselled; present participle & verbal noun Counseling or Counselling., (Old English) conseilen, counseilen, (French) conseiller, from (Latin) consiliari, from consilium counsel.


⇨Definition

1. Interchange of opinions; mutual advising; consultation. All the chief priest and elders of the people took counsel against Jesus, to put him to death. Matthew xxvii. 1.

2. Examination of consequences; exercise of deliberate judgment; prudence. They all confess, therefore, in the working of that first cause, that counsel is used. Hooker.

3. Result of consultation; advice; instruction. I like thy counsel; well hast thou advised. (Shakespeare) It was ill counsel had misled the girl. Tennyson.

4. Deliberate purpose; design; intent; scheme; plan. The counsel of the Lord standeth forever. Psalms xxxiii. 11. The counsels of the wicked are deceit. Provincial xii. 5.

5. A secret opinion or purpose; a private matter. Thilke lord... to whom no counsel may be hid. Gower.

6. 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. Macaulay.

Note: The some courts a distinction is observed between the attorney and the counsel in a cause, the former being employed in the management iof 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. Kent. In counsel, in secret. (obsolete) Chaucer. -- 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. (Shakespeare)



Transitive Verb:


⇨Definition

1. To give advice to; to advice, admonish, or instruct, as a person. Good sir, I do in friendship counsel you To leave this place. (Shakespeare)

2. To advise or recommend, as an act or course. They who counsel war. Milton. Thus Belial, with words clothed in reson's garb, Counseled ignoble ease and peaceful sloth. Milton.



Synonyms:

advice


consideration


consultation


purpose


scheme


opinion


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Wiktionary

Etymology:

Middle English counseil, from Old French conseil, from Latin cōnsilium; akin to cōnsulō (“take counsel, consult”).


Synonyms:

See also :advice


Noun:

counsel (plural counsels) The exchange of opinions and advice; consultation. Bible, Matthew xxvii. 1 All the chief priests and elders of the people took counsel against Jesus, to put him to death. Exercise of judgment; prudence. Hooker They all confess, therefore, in the working of that first cause, that counsel is used. Advice; guidance. Shakespeare I like thy counsel; well hast thou advised. Tennyson It was ill counsel had misled the girl. Deliberate purpose; design; intent; scheme; plan. Bible, Psalms xxxiii. 11 The counsel of the Lord standeth forever. Bible, Proverbs xii. 5 The counsels of the wicked are deceit. (obsolete) A secret opinion or purpose; a private matter. Gower thilke lord to whom no counsel may be hid A lawyer, as in Queen's Counsel (QC).


Verb:

counsel (third-person singular simple present counsels, present participle counselling or counseling, simple past and past participle counselled or counseled) To give advice, especially professional advice. The lawyer counselled his client to remain silent. Psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and other mental health professionals counsel clients. To recommend


Anagrams:

unclose


Reference:

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