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English definition of “counsel”

counsel

noun [C]     /ˈkaʊnsəl/ LAW
a lawyer or group of lawyers whose job is to speak for someone in a court of law : defence counsel/counsel for the defence prosecuting counsel/counsel for the prosecution
US a person or group of people whose job is to give legal advice to a company or large organization : counsel for/to sb/sth She acts as tax counsel for the National Association of Realtors . Dent later became White House counsel to the president . → See also general counsel
(Definition of counsel noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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