Definition of counsel
- He was unwise to reject my counsel.
- He was chary and given to keeping his own counsel.
You were unwise to reject my counsel.
The student sought counsel from her teacher.
She is serving as counsel for the defendant.
All counsel are expected to obey the rules of the court.
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First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
He counsels people who are trying to quit drinking.
concerned parents counseling about the problem of substance abuse in their community
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