Share this entry

Share this page

Queen's Counsel

Syllabification: Queen's Coun·sel
(abbreviation: QC)

Definition of Queen's Counsel in English:

noun

British
A senior barrister appointed on the recommendation of the Lord Chancellor.
Example sentences
  • The shortage of legal members is most felt in restricted cases, in which that member must normally be a Judge, a Recorder Queen's Counsel or a Regional Chair.
  • Your Honour was appointed a Queen's Counsel in 1987 and sworn in as a Judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales and the Court of Appeal in 2000.
  • In the same year she was appointed a Queen's Counsel.

Definition of Queen's Counsel in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day odium
Pronunciation: ˈəʊdɪəm
noun
widespread hatred or disgust for someone…