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(koun′sə-lər-ət-lô′, -slər-)
n. pl. counselors-at-law
An attorney; a counsel.
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(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.
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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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Meanwhile, in an acknolegedment, a sister of the deceased, Counselor Joyce Reeves Woods, notes that the family is gratified for the state honor bestowed on their fallen brother, father and uncle, who served as Commissioner of the BIN, former CID Director, former Counselor-At-Law, former executive committee member of the Liberia National Bar Association.
<br />The law states that the board is responsible for ensuring that all applicants "possess the qualifications of character and general fitness requisite for an attorney and counselor-at-law." <br />The question remains: What does that mean?
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