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Queen's Counsel

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Queen's Counsel Counsel to the Crown when the British monarch is a queen
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Queen's counsel (Eng. Law) barristers learned in the law, 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 advocates of the revenue (advocati fisci) among the Romans. They can not be employed against the crown without special license.
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Usage

In literature:

The queen is likely to follow Mazarin's counsels and to have me tried.
"Twenty Years After" by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
Keeping a school, too, and so near akin to this Queen's counsel all the time!
"Wives and Daughters" by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
After such a terrible example from the Bench, it is pleasant to turn to the seats reserved for Queen's Counsel.
"Reviews" by Oscar Wilde
Mr. McIntosh, assistant Queen's Counsel, conducted his examination.
"The Lost Lady of Lone" by E.D.E.N. Southworth
On, on he led me, past Temple Bar, not without an eye for wandering Judges and Queen's Counsel.
"The Idler Magazine, Volume III, June 1893" by Various
The higher rank among barristers is that of king's or queen's counsel.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3" by Various
In the profession of the law, though he attained the rank of Queen's counsel, he never enjoyed a lucrative practice.
"The International Monthly, Volume 3, No. 4, July, 1851" by Various
The crowd stood with open mouths, gaping with undisguised astonishment, and the burly Queen's counsel proceeded.
"Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles" by Mrs. Henry Wood
He obtained a large business as a junior, and became a queen's counsel and bencher of his inn in 1864.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 3" by Various
Ever since the Queen's accession he had aided her with his counsel, and now there was no one to whom she could look for disinterested advice.
"In the Days of Queen Victoria" by Eva March Tappan
He was at the same time created a Queen's Counsel.
"The Canadian Portrait Gallery - Volume 3 (of 4)" by John Charles Dent
He was at the same time created a Queen's Counsel.
"The Canadian Portrait Gallery Volume 3" by John Charles Dent
He was called to the bar in 1879, and so early as 1890 became a queen's counsel.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 7" by Various
Queen's Counsel; Queen's College.
"Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements)" by Various
In 1590 Bacon obtained his first show of favor from the court; he became Queen's counsel extraordinary, but the office was without emolument.
"Bacon And Shakspere" by William Henry Burr
His son Henry Hall Joy, of Hartham Park, was a lawyer and Queen's Counsel, was buried in the Temple Church, London.
"The Loyalists of Massachusetts" by James H. Stark
In 1872 Herschell was made a queen's counsel.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 4" by Various
He sums up Cicero's character more like a judge than a queen's counsel.
"The Catholic World; Volume I, Issues 1-6" by E. Rameur
He was appointed judge of the Salford Hundred court of record in 1862 and in 1869 was made a queen's counsel.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 6" by Various
He was called to the bar in 1854, and became Queen's Counsel in 1866.
"British Political Leaders" by Justin McCarthy
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In news:

Names 30 lawyers to Queen's counsel .
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