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(koun′sə-lər-ət-lô′, -slər-)
n. pl. counselors-at-law
An attorney; a counsel.


(ˈkaʊn sə lər)

1. a person who counsels; adviser.
2. a faculty member, as at a high school, who advises students on personal and academic problems.
3. one of a number of supervisors at a children's camp.
4. a lawyer, esp. a trial lawyer.
5. an official of an embassy or legation who ranks below an ambassador or minister.
Also, esp. Brit., coun′sel•lor.
[1175–1225; Middle English counseiler < Anglo-French cunseiler, Old French conseilleor. See counsel, -er2, -or2]
coun′se•lor•ship`, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.counselor-at-law - a lawyer who pleads cases in courtcounselor-at-law - 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"
attorney, lawyer - a professional person authorized to practice law; conducts lawsuits or gives legal advice
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