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counsel(kown′sĕl) [Fr. conseil fr L. consilium, deliberation, conclusion, resolution, plan]
1. To advise, esp. officially or professionally.
2. Advice, esp. official or professional.
3. A lawyer acting as the legal representative of one of the parties in a trial.
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