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counsel

Pronunciation: /ˈkaʊnsəl/

Translation of counsel in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 u and c (advice) [formal or liter] consejo (masculine) to hold/take counsel with sb asesorarse or aconsejarse con algn let's hope that wiser counsels may prevail esperemos que impere el buen sentido a counsel of perfection un ideal imposible to keep one's own counsel reservarse la opinión
    Example sentences
    • As for the European Union, the situation is really bad, though wiser counsels may prevail in the next week or so.
    • In fact, this is only one of many wise counsels to the cautious buyer who fears being landed with a freshly minted or happily married antique.
    • To the spiritually minded he was rich in wise counsels.
    1.2 countable/numerable
    (plural counsel (no article/sin artículo))
    [Law/Derecho] abogado, (masculine, feminine) counsel for the defense abogado defensor, (masculine, feminine) counsel for the prosecution fiscal (masculine and feminine)
    Example sentences
    • Your role as a defence counsel is to fearlessly advocate for the person you are representing.
    • In other words, the efforts of the defence counsel on a partial indemnity basis are justified.
    • Defence counsel and the accused waive this date for jury selection and trial.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo ( (British English/inglés británico) -ll-)

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo ( (British English/inglés británico) -ll-)

  • aconsejarto counsel against -ing he counseled against taking legal action aconsejó no entablar or que no se entablara demanda

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