King's counsel

King's counsel
King's (Queen's) counsel
Barristers or Serjeants who have been called within the bar and selected to be the king's (or queen's) counsel. They answer in some measure to the advocati fisci, or advocates of the revenue, among the Romans. They could not formerly be employed in any cause against the Crown (e.g. in defending a prisoner) without special license. Now, however, by a general dispensation granted in 1920, they can appear against the Crown without such license. Called "Queen's" counsel when a queen holds the crown

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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  • King's Counsel — n a ↑KC …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • King's counsel — King King, n. [AS. cyng, cyning; akin to OS. kuning, D. koning, OHG. kuning, G. k[ o]nig, Icel. konungr, Sw. konung, Dan. konge; formed with a patronymic ending, and fr. the root of E. kin; cf. Icel. konr a man of noble birth. [root]44. See {Kin} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • King's Counsel — or Queen s Counsel n. a barrister appointed to be counsel of the British Crown …   English World dictionary

  • King's Counsel — noun Counsel to the Crown when the British monarch is a king • Hypernyms: ↑Counsel to the Crown * * * noun, pl ⋯ sels [count] Brit : a barrister who is chosen to represent the British royal family in a court of law used when Britain is ruled by a …   Useful english dictionary

  • King's Counsel — Kronanwalt (Queen s beziehungsweise King s Counsel, Abkürzung QC beziehungsweise KC, auch Attorney General and Solicitor General) ist eine Bezeichnung für besonders erfahrene Rechtsanwälte in England und Wales. In Hannover gab es im 19.… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • King's counsel — King s (Queen s) counsel Barristers or Serjeants who have been called within the bar and selected to be the king s (or queen s) counsel. They answer in some measure to the advocati fisci, or advocates of the revenue, among the Romans. They could… …   Black's law dictionary

  • King's Counsel — King s′ Coun′sel n. law a body of barristers appointed to be the British crown s counsel and who are permitted to plead inside the bar Also called, when a queen is sovereign,Queen s Counsel …   From formal English to slang

  • King's Counsel — Brit. Law. 1. a body of barristers of a higher status who are specially appointed to be the crown s counsel, and who are permitted to plead inside the bar in the court. 2. a member of this body of barristers. 3. an honorary title conferred on a… …   Universalium

  • King's Counsel — noun in the reign of a king, the term for Queen s Counsel …   English new terms dictionary

  • King's Counsel — noun Date: 1678 a barrister selected to serve as counsel to the British crown …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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