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Definition of Counsel


  1. Interchange of opinions; mutual advising; consultation.
  2. Examination of consequences; exercise of deliberate judgment; prudence.
  3. Result of consultation; advice; instruction.
  4. Deliberate purpose; design; intent; scheme; plan.
  5. A secret opinion or purpose; a private matter.
  6. 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.
  7. To give advice to; to advice, admonish, or instruct, as a person.
  8. To advise or recommend, as an act or course.

Counsel Quotations

No man is so foolish but he may sometimes give another good counsel, and no man so wise that he may not easily err if he takes no other counsel than his own. He that is taught only by himself has a fool for a master.
Hunter S. Thompson

Husbands, recognize your wife's intelligence and her ability to counsel with you as a real partner regarding family plans, family activities, and family budgeting. Don't be stingy with your time or with your means. Give her the opportunity to grow intellectually, emotionally, and socially as well as spiritually.
Ezra Taft Benson

The time to take counsel of your fears is before you make an important battle decision. That's the time to listen to every fear you can imagine! When you have collected all the facts and fears and made your decision, turn off all your fears and go ahead!
George S. Patton

Never take counsel of your fears.
Stonewall Jackson

If your determination is fixed, I do not counsel you to despair. Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance.
Samuel Johnson
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Counsel Translations

counsel in Afrikaans is advies, aanraai, raad
counsel in Dutch is adviseren, bekendmaken, aankondigen
counsel in Finnish is neuvoa
counsel in French is conseiller, conseil
counsel in German is Beratung, Ratschlag
counsel in Italian is consiglio
counsel in Portuguese is conselhos, conselho, aconselhar
counsel in Spanish is aconsejar, consejo
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