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Queen's Counsel

n. Abbr. QC
A barrister of the highest rank. Used when the sovereign is a woman.
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Queen's Counsel

n
(Law) (in England when the sovereign is female) a barrister or advocate appointed Counsel to the Crown on the recommendation of the Lord Chancellor, entitled to sit within the bar of the court and to wear a silk gown. Also called (when the sovereign is male): King's Counsel
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Noun1.Queen's Counsel - Counsel to the Crown when the British monarch is a queen
Counsel to the Crown - a barrister selected to serve as counsel to the British ruler
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English Queen's Counsel Khawar Qureshi while speaking to reporters after the hearing was adjourned said, "You heard what I said, you can read my arguments.
Pakistan is being represented by English Queen's Counsel Khawar Qureshi, who on Tuesday, asserted that Indian failed to answer important questions on Monday as it did not clarify if he is Kulbhushan Jadhav or Hussain Mubarak Patel.The top United Nations court's four-day public hearing in the case of the 48-year-old Indian national began on Monday, with India presenting its case first.
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