advice and consent
noun U.S. Government.
a phrase in the Constitution (Article II, Section 2) allowing the Senate to restrain presidential powers of appointment and treaty-making.
Advice vs. AdviseIt’s no wonder that advice and advise are often confused; they are used in similar contexts and are separated by just one letter.
Origin of advice and consent
First recorded in 1780–90
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