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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 twins had but one friend present to keep their counsel in countenance, their poor old sorrowing landlady.
The prisoner raised his eyes for a moment, but dropped them again when his own counsel said:
Say they who counsel Warr, we are decreed, Reserv'd and destin'd to Eternal woe; Whatever doing, what can we suffer more, What can we suffer worse?
But, as has been frequently observed in the course of this great history, he only talked nonsense when he touched on chivalry, and in discussing all other subjects showed that he had a clear and unbiassed understanding; so that at every turn his acts gave the lie to his intellect, and his intellect to his acts; but in the case of these second counsels that he gave Sancho he showed himself to have a lively turn of humour, and displayed conspicuously his wisdom, and also his folly.
His master having, through disregard of his counsel, been captured by the Ch`in State, Ch`u Yuan sank into disfavour with his sons, and retired to the hills, where he wrote his famous `Li Sao', of which the following is one of the songs.
He was engaged in an adventure so singular that he wished for counsel.
A prince, therefore, ought always to take counsel, but only when he wishes and not when others wish; he ought rather to discourage every one from offering advice unless he asks it; but, however, he ought to be a constant inquirer, and afterwards a patient listener concerning the things of which he inquired; also, on learning that nay one, on any consideration, has not told him the truth, he should let his anger be felt.
The general that hearkens to my counsel and acts upon it, will conquer: let such a one be retained in command
I have others here who will do me honour, and above all Jove, the lord of counsel.
Lippet, if you are retained for the prisoner,” interrupted Judge Temple, “instruct your client how to plead; if not, the court will assign him counsel.
However, at last it was agreed he should go, for he would not rest at home; and as he came to the wood, he met the fox, and heard the same good counsel.
Who happen to be in the Lord Chancellor's court this murky afternoon besides the Lord Chancellor, the counsel in the cause, two or three counsel who are never in any cause, and the well of solicitors before mentioned?