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1. a barrister or group of barristers engaged in conducting cases in court and advising on legal matters
2. Christianity any of the counsels of perfection or evangelical counsels, namely poverty, chastity, and obedience


See also Guidance.
Courage (See BRAVERY.)
sage adviser to David; subsequently to Absalom. [O.T.: II Samuel 16:23]
counselor; advised Priam to return Helen to Menelaus. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 23]
hill near the Acropolis used for Athenian council deliberations. [Gk. Hist.: Benét, 46]
Chesterfield, Lord
(1694–1773) wrote Letters to His Son to educate him in the ways of the world. [Br. Lit.: Magill III, 565]
god of councils and advice; agricultural god. [Rom. Myth.: Kravitz, 65; Parrinder, 66]
wife, instructress, and advisor of emperor Numa. [Rom. Myth.: Jobes, 491; Avery, 426]
Hindu god acts as spiritual and military counselor to Arjuna and his family. [Hindu Lit.: Mahabharata]
Laurence, Friar
adviser to the lovers. [Br. Lit.: Romeo and Juliet]
Odysseus’s adviser; entrusted with care and education of Telemachus. [Gk. Lit.: Odyssey]
a sage old counselor to the Greeks in the Trojan War. [Gk. Myth.: Iliad]
gives Laertes rules of conduct. [Br. Drama: Shakespeare Hamlet]
Poseidon Hippios
god of counsel and councils. [Gk. Myth.: Kravitz, 67]
precepts for living according to God’s law and common sense. [O.T.: Proverbs]
Way to Wealth, The
maxims intended to inculcate virtue and frugality. [Am. Lit.: Benjamin Franklin Poor Richard’s Almanack in Benét, 803]
References in classic literature ?
Athos counseled D'Artagnan to dismiss the fellow; Porthos was of opinion that he should give him a good thrashing first; and Aramis contended that a master should never attend to anything but the civilities paid to him.
Her practiced policy, as well as her selfishness, counseled her to try the latter expedient first.
Before Wolfert left his home he counseled his wife and daughter to go to bed, and feel no alarm if he should not return during the night.

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