A counsel or a counselor gives advice, more particularly in legal matters.

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Famous quotes containing the word counsel:

    For it was not an enemy that reproached me; then I could have borne it: neither was it he that hated me that did magnify himself against me; then I would have hid myself from him:
    But it was thou, a man mine equal, my guide, and mine acquaintance.
    We took sweet counsel together, and walked unto the house of God in company.
    Bible: Hebrew Psalm LV (l. LV, 12–14)

    “Forsake me not thus, Adam! witness Heaven
    What love sincere and reverence in my heart
    I bear thee, and unweeting have offended,
    Unhappily deceived! Thy suppliant
    I beg, and clasp thy knees; beereave me not,
    Whereon I live, thy gentle looks, thy aid,
    Thy counsel in this uttermost distress,
    My only strength and stay: forlorn of thee,
    Whither shall I betake me, where subsist?
    John Milton (1608–1674)

    When undertaking marriage, everyone must be the judge of his own thoughts, and take counsel from himself.
    François Rabelais (1494–1553)