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.