Definition of take silk in English:
British Become a Queen’s (or King’s) Counsel: some barristers who take silk repent it
More example sentences
- The 51-year-old lawyer took silk as senior counsel in 1997.
- Always ambitious, always ready for a new challenge and always able to meet fresh demands, he was a member of a number of committees before he took silk as a Senior Counsel in 1984.
- Such was his immediate impact that he became the country's youngest-ever senior counsel, taking silk in 1979 at the previously unheard-of age of 30.
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Spain
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in Pakistan