Definition of QC noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌkjuː ˈsiː//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌkjuː ˈsiː//
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(in Britain) the highest level of barrister, who can speak for the government in court. QC is the abbreviation for Queen’s Counsel and is used when there is a queen in Britain. compare KC Culture A QC wears a silk gown (= a long loose piece of clothing worn over other clothes) and is also known as a ‘silk’. Other barristers are known as ‘juniors’.