special counsel

noun

Legal Definition of special counsel

: counsel appointed to fill a particular need specifically, capitalized : a government official charged with protecting employees from illegal practices by employers and especially from employer reprisal for whistleblowing

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“Special counsel.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/special%20counsel. Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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