King's Counsel


Definition of King's Counsel

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

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1678, in the meaning defined above

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“King's Counsel.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 14 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of King's Counsel

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

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