Coun"sel*or (koun"s?l-?r), n. [Written also counsellor.] [OE. conseiler, F. conseiller, fr. L. consiliarius, fr. consilium counsel.]
One who counsels; an adviser.
Can he that speaks with the tongue of an enemy be a good counselor, or no?
A member of council; one appointed to advise a sovereign or chief magistrate. [See under Consilor.]
One whose profession is to give advice in law, and manage causes for clients in court; a barrister.
Good counselors lack no clients.
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