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Difference between Consul, Council and Counsel

Consul is an official representing one’s country in another country.

  • A new consul was appointed last week for the Republic of Chad.

Council is a group appointed or elected to make decisions.

  • Most cities and towns have a council that governs certain areas.

Counsel, as a noun, is an attorney; as a verb, it means to give advice.

  • His counsel (attorney) did an excellent job of building a case.
  • The social worker tried unsuccessfully to counsel the parents.