Definition of Queen's Counsel in English:

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Queen's Counsel

Pronunciation: /ˌkwēnz ˈkounsel/
(abbreviation QC)

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.
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