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COUNSEL AND COUNSELLOR

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Originally appearing in Volume V07, Page 312 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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COUNSEL AND COUNSELLOR, one who gives advice, more particularly in legal matters. The term " counsel " is employed in England as a synonym for a barrister-at-law, and may refer either to a single person who pleads a cause, or collectively, to the body of barristers engaged in a case. Counsellor or, more fully, counsellor-at-law, is practically an obsolete term in England, but is still in use locally in Ireland as an equivalent to barrister. In the United States, a counsellor-at-law is, specifically, an attorney admitted to practice in all the courts; but as there is no formal distinction of the legal profession into two classes, as in England, the term is more often used loosely in the same sense as " lawyer, " i.e. one who is versed in, or practises law.
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