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King's Counsel

noun

Simple Definition of King's Counsel

  • : a barrister who is chosen to represent the British royal family in a court of law

Full Definition of King's Counsel

  1. :  a barrister selected to serve as counsel to the British crown

1678

First Known Use of king's counsel

1678

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