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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 ?
If such ill counsels are to prevail, we shall have no pleasure at our banquet.
I have others here who will do me honour, and above all Jove, the lord of counsel.
Yes,' and forgot the fox's counsel, and sat down on the side of the river; and while he suspected nothing, they came behind, and threw him down the bank, and took the princess, the horse, and the bird, and went home to the king their master, and said.
The crowd poured out of the place and went flocking away in excited groups and couples, taking the events of the session over with vivacity and consuming interest, and everybody seemed to have had a satisfactory and enjoyable day except the accused, their counsel, and their old lady friend.
Suddenly a very little counsel with a terrific bass voice arises, fully inflated, in the back settlements of the fog, and says, "Will your lordship allow me?
Leaving this address (delivered like a sepulchral message) ringing in the rafters of the roof, the very little counsel drops, and the fog knows him no more.
Pickwick was on the point of inquiring, with great abhorrence of the man's cold-blooded villainy, how Mr, Serjeant Buzfuz, who was counsel for the opposite party, dared to presume to tell Mr.
Let me tell him, gentlemen, that any gestures of dissent or disapprobation in which he may indulge in this court will not go down with you; that you will know how to value and how to appreciate them; and let me tell him further, as my Lord will tell you, gentlemen, that a counsel, in the discharge of his duty to his client, is neither to be intimidated nor bullied, nor put down; and that any attempt to do either the one or the other, or the first, or the last, will recoil on the head of the attempter, be he plaintiff or be he defendant, be his name Pickwick, or Noakes, or Stoakes, or Stiles, or Brown, or Thompson.
Gentlemen of the jury, I should have interrupted the leading questions put by the prisoner’s counsel (by leading questions I mean telling him what to say), did I not feel confident that the law of the land was superior to any ad vantages (I mean legal advantages) which he might obtain by his art.
It consisted of a short, comprehensive summary of the testimony, laying bare the artifice of the prisoner’s counsel, and placing the facts in so obvious a light that they could not well be misunderstood.