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junior counsel

noun, English Law.
a body of barristers who are lower in rank than the King's Counsel or Queen's Counsel, and who plead outside the bar in the court.
a member of this body of barristers. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • It is usual for students to read with junior counsel in large practice, to whom they pay a hundred guineas a year.

  • Mr. Kinlock, junior counsel for the prisoner, arose for the defence.

    The Lost Lady of Lone E.D.E.N. Southworth
  • The opening argument for Mr. Peyton was delivered by Mr. Sheffey, the junior counsel.

  • A junior counsel on hearing their lordships give judgment against his client exclaimed that he was surprised at such a decision.

    Law and Laughter George Alexander Morton
  • There had been a partnership; he was junior counsel, and some of the clients preferred the young, broad-minded man.

    A Little Girl in Old Pittsburg Amanda M. Douglas
  • Mr. W. Erskine, junior counsel for the prisoner, proceeded to open the defence.

  • He would give Arthur a little friendly advice as to the conduct of a junior counsel later on.

    The Master of the Shell Talbot Baines Reed
  • A junior counsel asked the witness, "What is the meaning of the military phrase, 'ride him down?'"

  • I heard him frequently at the Bar, and upon some occasions, I had the honour to be junior counsel with him.

    The Story of My Life Egerton Ryerson
  • The junior counsel leant forward from their benches, keenly attentive to the efforts of the respondent's friend.

    A Butterfly on the Wheel Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull

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