King's Counsel

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

king's + counsel

Noun[edit]

King's Counsel (plural King's Counsels)

  1. In the United Kingdom, a barrister selected to serve as counsel for the British Crown. First used in 1689.
  2. In Canada, an honorific status conferred by the federal or provincial governments to senior or meritorious lawyers.

Usage notes[edit]

Often Abbreviated to KC.
When the British monarch is female, this becomes Queen's Counsel (QC).

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