1. One who counsels; an adviser.
Can he that speaks with the tongue of an enemy be a good counselor, or no?
2. A member of council; one appointed to advise a sovereign or chief magistrate. [See under Consilor.]
3. One whose profession is to give advice in law, and manage causes for clients in court; a barrister.
Good counselors lack no clients.
(Coun"sel*or*ship) n. The function and rank or office of a counselor. Bacon.
(Count) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Counted; p. pr. & vb. n. Counting.] [OF. conter, and later (etymological
spelling) compter, in modern French thus distinguished; conter to relate (cf. Recount, Account),
compter to count; fr. L. computuare to reckon, compute; com- + putare to reckon, settle, order, prune,
orig., to clean. See Pure, and cf. Compute.]
1. To tell or name one by one, or by groups, for the purpose of ascertaining the whole number of units
in a collection; to number; to enumerate; to compute; to reckon.
Who can count the dust of Jacob?
Num. xxiii. 10.
In a journey of forty miles, Avaux counted only three miserable cabins.
2. To place to an account; to ascribe or impute; to consider or esteem as belonging.
Abracham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness.
Rom. iv. 3.
3. To esteem; to account; to reckon; to think, judge, or consider.
I count myself in nothing else so happy To count out. (a) To exclude (one) from consideration; to be assured that (one) will not participate or
cannot be depended upon. (b) (House of Commons) To declare adjourned, as a sitting of the House,
when it is ascertained that a quorum is not present. (c) To prevent the accession of (a person) to office,
by a fraudulent return or count of the votes cast; said of a candidate really elected. [Colloq.]
As in a soul remembering my good friends.
Syn. To calculate; number; reckon; compute; enumerate. See Calculate.
(Count), v. i.
1. To number or be counted; to possess value or carry weight; hence, to increase or add to the strength
or influence of some party or interest; as, every vote counts; accidents count for nothing.
This excellent man . . . counted among the best and wisest of English statesmen.
J. A. Symonds.
2. To reckon; to rely; to depend; with on or upon.
He was brewer to the palace; and it was apprehended that the government counted on his voice.
I think it a great error to count upon the genius of a nation as a standing argument in all ages.
3. To take account or note; with of. [Obs.] "No man counts of her beauty." Shak.
4. (Eng. Law) To plead orally; to argue a matter in court; to recite a count. Burrill.