Sure, I can counsel concerned parents that none of the childhood vaccines I will be administering contain thimerosal.
Such a restraining order, however, will often preclude the defendant from retaining his counsel of choice.
This only changed when Richard Nixon appointed John Dean his White House counsel.
early 13c., from Old French counseil (10c.) "advice, counsel; deliberation, thought," from Latin consilium "plan, opinion" (see consultation). As a synonym for "lawyer," first attested late 14c.
late 13c., from Old French conseiller "to advise, counsel," from Latin consiliari, from consilium "plan, opinion" (see counsel (n.)). Related: Counseled. Counseling "giving professional advice on social or psychological problems" dates from 1940.