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n., pl. -sel for 3, n.
Counsela body of legal advisors, 1393.
Some other groups of people who run organizations are also called Councils.
Someone's counsel is the lawyer who gives them advice on a legal case and speaks on their behalf in court.
Past participle: counselled
|Noun||1.||counsel - a lawyer who pleads cases in court |
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
|2.||counsel - something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action|
road map, guideline - a detailed plan or explanation to guide you in setting standards or determining a course of action; "the president said he had a road map for normalizing relations with Vietnam"
career counseling - counseling on career opportunities
cynosure - something that provides guidance (as Polaris guides mariners); "let faith be your cynosure to walk by"
genetic counseling - guidance for prospective parents on the likelihood of genetic disorders in their future children
marriage counseling - counseling on marital problems and disagreements
|Verb||1.||counsel - give advice to; "The teacher counsels troubled students"; "The lawyer counselled me when I was accused of tax fraud"|
urge, urge on, exhort, press - force or impel in an indicated direction; "I urged him to finish his studies"
hash out, talk over, discuss - speak with others about (something); talk (something) over in detail; have a discussion; "We discussed our household budget"
admonish, monish, warn, discourage - admonish or counsel in terms of someone's behavior; "I warned him not to go too far"; "I warn you against false assumptions"; "She warned him to be quiet"
tip off, tip - give insider information or advise to; "He tipped off the police about the terrorist plot"
propound - put forward, as of an idea
consult - advise professionally; "The professor consults for industry"
contraindicate - make a treatment inadvisable
to hold/take counsel (with sb) about sth → consultar or pedir consejo (a algn) sobre algo
to keep one's own counsel → guardar silencio
a counsel of perfection → un ideal imposible
counsel for the defence → avocat(e) m/f de la défense
counsel for the prosecution → procureur mf
to counsel against sth → déconseiller qch
to keep one's own counsel → tenere le proprie opinioni per sé