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coun·sel·or-at-law

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

coun•se•lor

(ˈkaʊn sə lər)

n.
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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In the Jesuit tradition of academic rigor, pursuit of justice, and service to others, the College of Law has as its mission to educate future members of the Bar to be skilled advocates and sensitive counselors-at-law, committed to ethical norms in pursuit of dignity for all.