• WordNet 3.6
    • v counsel give advice to "The teacher counsels troubled students","The lawyer counselled me when I was accused of tax fraud"
    • n counsel something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action
    • n counsel a lawyer who pleads cases in court
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Counsel A secret opinion or purpose; a private matter. "Thilke lord . . . to whom no counsel may be hid."
    • Counsel Deliberate purpose; design; intent; scheme; plan. "The counsel of the Lord standeth forever.""The counsels of the wicked are deceit."
    • Counsel Examination of consequences; exercise of deliberate judgment; prudence. "They all confess, therefore, in the working of that first cause, that counsel is used."
    • Counsel Interchange of opinions; mutual advising; consultation. "All the chief priest and elders of the people took counsel against Jesus, to put him to death."
    • Counsel One who gives advice, especially in legal matters; one professionally engaged in the trial or management of a cause in court; also, collectively, the legal advocates united in the management of a case; as, the defendant has able counsel . "The King found his counsel as refractory as his judges.""The players can not keep counsel : they 'll tell all."
    • Counsel Result of consultation; advice; instruction. "I like thy counsel ; well hast thou advised.""It was ill counsel had misled the girl."
    • Counsel To advise or recommend, as an act or course. "They who counsel war.""Thus Belial, with words clothed in reason's garb, Counseled ignoble ease and peaceful sloth."
    • Counsel To give advice to; to advice, admonish, or instruct, as a person. "Good sir, I do in friendship counsel you
      To leave this place."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n counsel Consultation; deliberation; mutual advising or interchange of opinions.
    • n counsel Advice; opinion or instruction given, as the result of consultation or request; aid or instruction given in directing the judgment or conduct of another.
    • n counsel Prudence; due consideration; wise and cautious exercise of judgment; examination of consequences.
    • n counsel Deliberate purpose; design; intent; scheme; plan.
    • n counsel A private or secret opinion or purpose; consultation in secret; concealment.
    • n counsel One who gives counsel, especially in matters of law; a counselor or advocate, or several such, engaged in the direction or the trial of a cause in court: as, the plaintiff's or defendant's counsel.
    • n counsel Same as council, but properly a different word, the two being confused. See council.
    • counsel To give counsel or advice to; advise; admonish; instruct.
    • counsel To advise or recommend; urge the adoption of.
    • counsel To consult; take counsel; deliberate.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Counsel kown′sel consultation: deliberation: advice: plan: purpose: one who gives counsel, a barrister or advocate
    • v.t Counsel to give advice: to warn:—pr.p. coun′selling; pa.p. coun′selled
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  • Walter Benjamin
    “Counsel woven into the fabric of real life is wisdom.”
  • George Chapman
    George Chapman
    “Let no man under value the price of a virtuous woman's counsel.”
  • Titus Livy
    Titus Livy
    “In great straits and when hope is small, the boldest counsels are the safest.”
  • Napoleon Bonaparte
    “I have only one counsel for you -- be master.”
  • Benjamin Franklin
    “Those that won't be counseled can't be helped.”
  • Proverb
    “The counsel you would have another keep, first keep yourself.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. conseil, F. conseil, fr. L. consilium, fr. the root of consulere, to consult, of uncertain origin. Cf. Consult Consul


In literature:

Again by Ralegh's counsels, the attack was postponed till the morning for the sake of the light.
"Sir Walter Ralegh" by William Stebbing
Presently one of the counsel rose to address the jury, and there was a kind of flutter among the spectators as he did so.
"The Day of Judgment" by Joseph Hocking
These standards are not counsels of perfection; thousands of officers have adhered to them.
"The Armed Forces Officer" by U. S. Department of Defense
Periander, on his herald's return, asked him what counsel he brought.
"Historic Tales, vol 10 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
The counsel he "instructed" were unsuitable.
"Bardell v. Pickwick" by Percy Fitzgerald
Counsel for the defense smiled blandly at the special jury, the special jury smiled blandly at counsel for the defense.
"A Son of Hagar" by Sir Hall Caine
A fool may gie a wise man a counsel.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
His own wish and counsel, however, he refrained as yet from making known.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 9" by Various
But Jussuf shook his head at these counsels.
"Eastern Tales by Many Story Tellers" by Various
His bravery was universally admitted, and it was known that latterly his prudent counsels had been disregarded.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 4 of 8" by Various

In poetry:

O Mother of Good Counsel, lend
Intelligence to me!
Encompass me with wisdom,
Thou Tower of Ivory!
"The Robe Of Christ" by Alfred Joyce Kilmer
He may counsel, scheme, and plan,
But a Higher far than man
Ordereth all he never can,—
Thou guidest!
"Thou Guidest" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
Against thy hidden ones
Their counsels they employ,
And malice, with her watchful eye,
Pursues them to destroy.
"Psalm 83" by Isaac Watts
Parent of the wide creation,
We would counsel ask of Thee;
Look upon a mighty nation,
Rousing from its slavery.
"The Song Of Slaughter." by Samuel Bamford
Then up and spake the popinjay,
Sae wisely counselled he.
"Now say it in the proper way:
Gae doon upon thy knee!"
"The Lang Coortin'" by Lewis Carroll
But though the happy suitors two
Were friendly as could be,
Not so the junior counsel who
Were earning maiden fee.
"Damon vs. Pythias" by William Schwenck Gilbert

In news:

Crosstalk Home Show Information Air Date: May 30, 2012 Host: Jim Schneider Guest: Steve Crampton Listen: MP3 Order CD Steve Crampton is the Vice President of Legal Affairs and General Counsel with Liberty Counsel.
NEW CASTLE — After 1,173 days in an Erie holding facility, Jordan Brown is headed to a juvenile facility for counseling and treatment.
Fortunately, hyperactive children generally respond extremely well to treatment, which may consist of counseling, special education programs, or medication.
Try Hypnosis and Counseling for IBS and Crohn's.
Eric Zimmerer graduated from the Colorado School of Counseling Hypnotherapy and was certified as a Clinical Hypnotist in 2005.
At Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Mountain Home.
Inimai M Chettiar is director and Roopal Patel is Katz Fellow/counsel for the justice program at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law.
A Stinging Rebuke of the DOJ on Access to Counsel at Gitmo.
City Corporation Counsel Krystal Crittendon's lawsuit does not fix a street light, does not put - 5.14 pm.
Mandatory Counseling, A Good Idea in Theory .
Under proposed bankruptcy legislation, which appears to be on the road to passage, individuals will have to undergo some form of credit counseling at least 180 days before they are allowed to file for bankruptcy protection.
Legal counsel to some of the detainees went far beyond vigorous representation of their clients.
A criminal defendant who seeks to have counsel appointed at public expense bears the burden of proving indigency by a preponderance of the evidence, the Supreme Judicial Court has ruled.
Issues For In-House Counsel In The Information Age .

In science:

Special training must be given by the government to experts to take care of this children which includes giving psychological counseling to their parents and training these children to be self sufficient.
Mathematical Analysis of the Problems faced by the People With Disabilities (PWDs)
Prof Jeroen van den Hoven (IT Ethics) acts as the Chair of the Ethics Board, and Prof Stefan Bechtold (IT Law) is the Vice Chair and also the legal counsel to the Management Team.
Whether you were with me sur place or present through your caring counsel in calls, emails and letters, whether we spent un petit instant together or have shared the better part of our lives, you hold the most special of places in my heart because: We’l l always have Paris.
Primordial Fluctuations in String Cosmology