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counsel

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

Counsel

See also Guidance.
Courage (See BRAVERY.)
Achitophel
sage adviser to David; subsequently to Absalom. [O.T.: II Samuel 16:23]
Antenor
counselor; advised Priam to return Helen to Menelaus. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 23]
Areopagus
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]
Consus
god of councils and advice; agricultural god. [Rom. Myth.: Kravitz, 65; Parrinder, 66]
Egeria
wife, instructress, and advisor of emperor Numa. [Rom. Myth.: Jobes, 491; Avery, 426]
Krishna
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]
Mentor
Odysseus’s adviser; entrusted with care and education of Telemachus. [Gk. Lit.: Odyssey]
Nestor
a sage old counselor to the Greeks in the Trojan War. [Gk. Myth.: Iliad]
Polonius
gives Laertes rules of conduct. [Br. Drama: Shakespeare Hamlet]
Poseidon Hippios
god of counsel and councils. [Gk. Myth.: Kravitz, 67]
Proverbs
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 ?
The old woman counselled her to go to the mill-pond the next full moon and play upon a golden flute, and then to lay the flute on the bank.
Who, then, has counselled you to take this step, one for which the court is deeply indebted to you, and which is perfectly natural, considering your birth and your misfortunes?
There is no chance of my father's ever coming back; the gods have long since counselled his destruction.
Then a great murmuring arose, and many spoke, some for costlier gifts, some for war; and the fearful counselled patience and submission.

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