What is Keep one’s own counsel?
Keep one’s own counsel definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
noun, plural counA.sel for 3.
advice; opinion or instruction given in directing the judgment or conduct of another.
interchange of opinions as to future procedure; consultation; deliberation.
Law. (used with a singular or plural verb) the advocate or advocates engaged in the direction of a cause in court; a legal adviser or counselor: Is counsel for the defense present?
deliberate purpose; plan; design.
Theology. one of the advisory declarations of Christ, considered by some Christians as not universally binding but as given for aid in attaining moral perfection.
Archaic. a private or secret opinion or purpose.
Obsolete. wisdom; prudence.
verb (used with object), counA.seled, counA.selA.ing or (especially British) counA.selled, counA.selA.ling.
to give advice to; advise.
to urge the adoption of, as a course of action; recommend (a plan, policy, etc.): He counseled patience during the crisis.
verb (used without object), counA.seled, counA.selA.ing or (especially British) counA.selled, counA.selA.ling.
to give counsel or advice.
to get or take counsel or advice.