noun British Law.
- a body of barristers of a higher status who are specially appointed to be the crown’s counsel, and who are permitted to plead inside the bar in the court.
- a member of this body of barristers.
- an honorary title conferred on a successful barrister when the sovereign is a king, originally for services in representing the crown but now as a mark of professional distinction.
- (when the sovereign is male) another name for Queen’s Counsel