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Queen's Counsel

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  1. King's Counsel.
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Origin of Queen's Counsel

First recorded in 1855–60
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Queen's Counsel

noun
  1. (in England when the sovereign is female) 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 gownAlso called (when the sovereign is male): King's Counsel
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