noun, plural coun·sel for 3.
verb (used with object), coun·seled, coun·sel·ing or (especially British) coun·selled, coun·sel·ling.
verb (used without object), coun·seled, coun·sel·ing or (especially British) coun·selled, coun·sel·ling.
- councilman body,
Origin of counsel
Examples from the Web for counsel
Brown sought his counsel as he prepared to start college and make a life of his own.90 Seconds of Fury in Ferguson Are the Key to Making Peace in America|Michael Daly|November 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She goes to church with her husband, but when the pastor asks to counsel her in private, she shuts him down.The Good Wife’s Religion Politics: Voters Have No Faith in Alicia's Atheism|Regina Lizik|November 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At LLGS, you certainly felt proud to be able it to offer help or counsel.Sex, Suicide, and Homework: The Secret World of the Telephone Hotline|Tim Teeman|November 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When asked about the rape allegation, Cosby—undoubtedly upon the advice of counsel—said nothing.
He was later sued by his lawyers in London for failing to pay $419,400 in counsel fees when his assets were frozen.The Mysterious Death of the Art World’s Favorite Sheikh|Lizzie Crocker|November 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Contemptuous of "external good," it seeks its own counsel and obeys the mandates of its own spirit.Heroes in Peace|John Haynes Holmes
But when he saw that the new-comer was St. Christopher, who had slighted his counsel, he refused to admit him.Zigzag Journeys in Europe|Hezekiah Butterworth
The counsel was singular; but it is still more singular that it should have been approved by the example of the author.Memoirs of My Life and Writings|Edward Gibbon
I leave this as a testimony that none need to fear his rightly sending forth those who ask and rightly wait for his counsel.
But I suppose that's only a counsel of perfection: too hard a saying for you to understand or follow for the present.The British Barbarians|Grant Allen
verb -sels, -selling or -selled or US -sels, -seling or -seled
Word Origin for counsel
early 13c., from Old French counseil (10c.) "advice, counsel; deliberation, thought," from Latin consilium "plan, opinion" (see consultation). As a synonym for "lawyer," first attested late 14c.
late 13c., from Old French conseiller "to advise, counsel," from Latin consiliari, from consilium "plan, opinion" (see counsel (n.)). Related: Counseled. Counseling "giving professional advice on social or psychological problems" dates from 1940.
see keep one's own counsel.