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Meaning of "Queen's Counsel" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF QUEEN'S COUNSEL

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF QUEEN'S COUNSEL

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Queen's Counsel is a noun.
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WHAT DOES QUEEN'S COUNSEL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Queen's Counsel

Queen's Counsel, known as King's Counsel during the reign of a male sovereign, are jurists appointed by letters patent to be one of Her Majesty's Counsel learned in the law. Membership exists in various Commonwealth jurisdictions around the world, while in some other jurisdictions the name has been replaced by one without monarchical connotations, such as "Senior Counsel" or "Senior Advocate". Queen's Counsel is a status, conferred by the Crown, that is recognised by courts. Members have the privilege of sitting within the Bar of court. As members wear silk gowns of a particular design, the award of Queen's or King's Counsel is known informally as taking silk, and hence QCs are often colloquially called silks. Appointments are made from within the legal profession on the basis of merit rather than a particular level of experience. However, successful applicants tend to be barristers, or advocates, or solicitor advocates with 15 years' experience or more.

Definition of Queen's Counsel in the English dictionary

The definition of Queen's Counsel in the dictionary is a barrister or advocate appointed Counsel to the Crown on the recommendation of the Lord Chancellor, entitled to sit within the bar of the court and to wear a silk gown Also called : King's Counsel.

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WORDS THAT END LIKE QUEEN'S COUNSEL

chamber counsel
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Synonyms and antonyms of Queen's Counsel in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «Queen's Counsel» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF QUEEN'S COUNSEL

Find out the translation of Queen's Counsel to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
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Translator English - Chinese

御用大律师
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Consejero de la Reina
570 millions of speakers

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Queen´s Counsel
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

रानी के वकील
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

المستشار الملكة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Адвокат Королевы
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

O conselho da rainha
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Translator English - Bengali

কুইন কাউন্সিল
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Translator English - French

Conseiller de la Reine
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Translator English - Malay

Penasihat Queen
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Translator English - German

Counsel Königin
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Translator English - Japanese

王室顧問弁護士
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Translator English - Korean

여왕의 법률 고문
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ratu Ratu
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Translator English - Vietnamese

Luật sư của nữ hoàng
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Translator English - Tamil

ராணி ஆலோசனை
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Translator English - Marathi

क्वीनचे वकील
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Translator English - Turkish

Kraliçe Danışmanı
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Translator English - Italian

Counsel regina di
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Translator English - Polish

Doradca królowej
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Translator English - Ukrainian

Адвокат Королеви
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Translator English - Romanian

Avocatul Reginei
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Translator English - Greek

Σύμβουλος της Βασίλισσας
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Translator English - Afrikaans

Queen´s Counsel
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Translator English - Swedish

Drottning advokat
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Translator English - Norwegian

Queen rettledning
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Trends of use of Queen's Counsel

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «QUEEN'S COUNSEL»

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Queen's Counsel

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «QUEEN'S COUNSEL»

Discover the use of Queen's Counsel in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Queen's Counsel and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Muck, silk and socialism: recollections of a left-wing ...
This is made manifest in decades of loyal devotion to the miners and their cause from his first taste of the pits as a 'Bevin Boy' in the forties to his negotiations with Colonel Gadaffi on behalf of Scargill's striking miners in 1984.
John Platts-Mills, 2001
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Who's who
Serjeant at Law Queen's Counsel Queen's Counsel Queen's Counsel Queen's Counsel Queen's Counsel Queen's Counsel Queen's Counsel Queen's Counsel Queen's Counsel Date of Appoint. 1856 1839 1845 1851 1851 1834 1850 1818  ...
Henry Robert Addison, Charles Henry Oakes, William John Lawson, 1858
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The law magazine and law review, or, Quarterly journal of ...
... have in their own persons well upheld the ancient dignity of the coif ; and that Serjeant's Inn in our time has been enabled to bring to the public service at least as large a proportion of excellence as the modern order of queen's counsel.
‎1864
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The Law Magazine and Review: A Quarterly Review of Jurisprudence
The members of the Bench who took part in that inquiry were Sir Laurence Peel, the late Chief Justice of Bengal; Mr. Greenwood, a Queen's Counsel, and solicitor to the Treasury; Mr. Bagshawe, a Queen's Counsel at the Chancery Bar, now ...
Thomas Pitt Taswell-Langmead, Charles Henry Edward Carmichael, William Pinder Eversley, 1862
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A Dictionary of American and English Law: With Definitions ...
Second Ref. Legal Dep. Comm. 15 ; Judicature (Officers) Act, 1879, \ 4 et seq. See Masters, 4 1. Queen's coroner and attorney, (defined). 4 Bl. Com. 308, 309 ; 4 Steph. Com. 374, 378. QUEEN'S COUNSEL.— Barristers who, by reason of their ...
Stewart Rapalje, Robert L. Lawrence, 1888
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The Queen's Counsel: Alternative Lawyer's Handbook
'The Queen's Counsel Official Lawyers' Handbook' tells you the secrets they don't cover at law school or in the professional journals.
D. Robert White, 2011
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Court of Appeal Criminal Division: A Practitioners' Guide
PUBLICLY FUDED SERVICES Where an application is made to amend the order to provide for the services of more than one counsel, the fact that a Queen's Counsel has been or is proposed to be assigned under the regulation shall not by ...
Susan Holdham, Alix Beldam, 2011
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An Introduction to the Comparative Study of Private Law: ...
Queen's Counsel form the elite of the Bar from whom High Court and Circuit judges are normally chosen. They stand in high regard in court and in the Inns, and are entitled to wear a robe of silk. For this reason, when a person has recently ...
James Gordley, 2006
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Parliamentary Government in the British Colonies
1872, the gentlemen previously appointed by the Ontario govern- ccmnsel in ment, to be Queen's counsel in and for the province of Ontario. And Canada, on December 18 other members of the Ontario bar received the same distinction from ...
Alpheus Todd, 1894
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History of the Independent Bar of South Australia
chapter lists all the Queen's Counsel appointments made between 1974 and December 2004, organised in order of appointment. The list updates Graham Loughlin's in his History Honours thesis completed in 1974. This thesis is available in ...
John Emerson, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «QUEEN'S COUNSEL»

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Appointment of Queen's Counsel
“The appointment to the rank of Queen's Counsel recognises independent advocates who have excelled at the highest level of law,” Mr Finlayson said. «Scoop.co.nz, Jul 15»
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Blogger's bid to engage Queen's Counsel rejected
The High Court yesterday dismissed a bid by blogger Roy Ngerng to engage a Queen's Counsel (QC) for a High Court hearing on the damages he must pay for ... «AsiaOne, Jun 15»
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High Court dismisses Ngerng's bid to appoint Queen's Counsel
SINGAPORE: The High Court has dismissed Roy Ngerng's bid for a Queen's Counsel (QC) to represent him in a hearing on damages he must pay for defaming ... «Channel News Asia, Jun 15»
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Bar renews push to reintroduce Queen's Counsel title in NSW
A push to reinstate the title of Queen's Counsel for senior barristers in NSW has gathered momentum after the Bar Association resolved to lobby the state ... «Sydney Morning Herald, May 15»
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Appointments of Queen's Counsel in 2015
Appointments of Queen's Counsel are made by the Governor-General on the recommendation of the Attorney-General and with the concurrence of the Chief ... «Scoop.co.nz, Feb 15»
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Defence to make no-case submission in Al Miller corruption trial
QUEEN'S Counsel Jacqueline Samuels-Brown yesterday signalled her intention to make a no-case submission in the Al Miller corruption trial after the ... «Jamaica Observer, Jan 15»
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102 join the ranks of Queen's Counsel
This year, 102 lawyers were given their silks, joining the ranks of the Queen's Counsel — a centuries-old tradition that honours outstanding legal careers and is ... «Canadian Lawyer Magazine, Jan 15»
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Cape Breton lawyer among Queen's Counsel honourees
An independent advisory committee makes Queen's Counsel recommendations to cabinet. In addition to merit and legal contributions, recipients must have ... «Cape Breton Post, Dec 14»
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Designation of Queen's Counsel: Government Honours Lawyers …
Today, the Government of Canada recognized seven lawyers in the federal public service as Queen's Counsel (Q.C.). Formally styled "Her Majesty's Counsel ... «Marketwired, Dec 14»
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Four Prince Edward Island lawyers appointed Queen's Counsel
Four Prince Edward Island lawyers have earned the designation of Queen's Counsel, which is presented annually to lawyers who have distinguished ... «The Guardian, Dec 14»

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