Definition of take silk in English:

take silk

  • 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.
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