What is KING’S COUNSEL?

Barristers or ser- jeants who have been called within the bar and selected to be the king’s counsel. They answer iu some measure to the advoeati fusel, or advocates of the revenue, among the Romans. They must not be employed against the crown without special leave, which is, however, always granted, at a cost of about nine pounds. 3 Bl. Comm. 27.

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