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King's Counsel

n. Abbr. KC
A barrister of the highest rank. Used when the sovereign is a man.
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King's Counsel

n
(Law) (when the sovereign is male) another name for Queen's Counsel
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King's′ Coun′sel


n.
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.
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Noun1.King's Counsel - Counsel to the Crown when the British monarch is a king
Counsel to the Crown - a barrister selected to serve as counsel to the British ruler
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