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Counsel vs. Consul — What's the Difference?

Counsel vs. Consul — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Counsel and Consul

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Counsel

A counsel or a counsellor at law is a person who gives advice and deals with various issues, particularly in legal matters. It is a title often used interchangeably with the title of lawyer.

Consul

Consul (abbrev. cos.; Latin plural consules) was the title of one of the two chief magistrates of the Roman Republic, and subsequently also an important title under the Roman Empire.

Counsel

The act of exchanging opinions and ideas; consultation
Joined in counsel with colleagues before deciding the issue.

Consul

An official who is appointed by a government to reside in a foreign country and who represents the commercial interests of that government and assists that government's citizens in that foreign country. See Usage Note at council.

Counsel

Advice or guidance, especially as solicited from a knowledgeable person.
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Consul

Either of the two chief magistrates of the Roman Republic, elected for a term of one year.

Counsel

Private, guarded thoughts or opinions
Keep one's own counsel.

Consul

Any of the three chief magistrates of the French Republic from 1799 to 1804.

Counsel

A lawyer or group of lawyers giving legal advice and especially conducting a case in court.

Consul

(historical) Either of the two heads of government and state of the Roman Republic or the equivalent nominal post under the Roman and Byzantine Empires.

Counsel

To give counsel to; advise
Counseled us to be prudent.

Consul

(historical) Any of the three heads of government and state of France between 1799 and 1804.

Counsel

To recommend
Counseled care in the forthcoming negotiations.

Consul

(obsolete) A count or earl.

Counsel

To give or take advice. See Usage Note at council.

Consul

A councillor, particularly:

Counsel

The exchange of opinions and advice especially in legal issues; consultation.

Consul

(historical) A member of early modern city councils in southern France and Catalonia.

Counsel

Exercise of judgment; prudence.

Consul

(historical) An officer of the trading and merchant companies of early modern England.

Counsel

Advice; guidance.

Consul

(historical) An official in various early modern port and trading towns, elected by resident foreign merchants to settle disputes among themselves and to represent them to the local authorities.

Counsel

Deliberate purpose; design; intent; scheme; plan.

Consul

(by extension) An official residing in major foreign towns to represent and protect the interests of the merchants and citizens of their country.

Counsel

A lawyer, as in King's Counsel (KC) or Queen's Counsel (QC).

Consul

(obsolete) A high government official, generally either a coruler himself or a counsellor directly under the ruler.

Counsel

(transitive) To give advice, especially professional advice, to (somebody).
The lawyer counselled his client to remain silent.
Psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and other mental health professionals counsel clients.

Consul

One of the two chief magistrates of the republic.

Counsel

(transitive) To recommend (a course of action).
I would counsel prudence in this matter.

Consul

A senator; a counselor.
Many of the consuls, raised and met,Are at the duke's already.
With kings and consuls of the earth.

Counsel

Interchange of opinions; mutual advising; consultation.
All the chief priest and elders of the people took counsel against Jesus, to put him to death.

Consul

One of the three chief magistrates of France from 1799 to 1804, who were called, respectively, first, second, and third consul.

Counsel

Examination of consequences; exercise of deliberate judgment; prudence.
They all confess, therefore, in the working of that first cause, that counsel is used.

Consul

An official commissioned to reside in some foreign country, to care for the commercial interests of the citizens of the appointing government, and to protect its seamen.

Counsel

Result of consultation; advice; instruction.
I like thy counsel; well hast thou advised.
It was ill counsel had misled the girl.

Consul

A diplomat appointed by a government to protect its commercial interests and help its citizens in a foreign country

Counsel

Deliberate purpose; design; intent; scheme; plan.
The counsel of the Lord standeth forever.
The counsels of the wicked are deceit.

Counsel

A secret opinion or purpose; a private matter.
Thilke lord . . . to whom no counsel may be hid.

Counsel

One who gives advice, especially in legal matters; one professionally engaged in the trial or management of a cause in court; also, collectively, the legal advocates united in the management of a case; as, the defendant has able counsel.
The King found his counsel as refractory as his judges.
The players can not keep counsel: they 'll tell all.

Counsel

To give advice to; to advice, admonish, or instruct, as a person.
Good sir, I do in friendship counsel youTo leave this place.

Counsel

To advise or recommend, as an act or course.
They who counsel war.
Thus Belial, with words clothed in reason's garb,Counseled ignoble ease and peaceful sloth.

Counsel

A lawyer who pleads cases in court

Counsel

Something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action

Counsel

Give advice to;
The teacher counsels troubled students
The lawyer counselled me when I was accused of tax fraud

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