King-s-counsel meaning

A barrister of the highest rank. Used when the sovereign is a man.
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A barrister appointed to be counsel of the British Crown.
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In the United Kingdom, a barrister selected to serve as counsel for the British Crown. First used in 1689.
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In Canada, an honorific status conferred by the federal or provincial governments to senior or meritorious lawyers.
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Origin of king-s-counsel