cocounsel

noun co·coun·sel \ ()kō-ˈkau̇n(t)-səl \
variants: or co-counsel
Updated on: 17 Apr 2018

Definition of cocounsel

plural cocounsels or co-counsels
: one who shares with one or more others the duties of providing counsel and especially legal counsel to someone
  • The judge … did agree to appoint another lawyer to serve as co-counsel with Mr. Smith.
  • —Jennifer Feehan

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First Known Use of cocounsel

1847

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co-counsel

noun co-coun·sel \ ˌkō-ˈkau̇n-səl \

legal Definition of co-counsel

: an attorney who assists in or shares the responsibility of representing a client

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