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n. Abbr. KC
A barrister of the highest rank. Used when the sovereign is a man.
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(Law) (when the sovereign is male) another name for Queen's Counsel
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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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