lawyer

  • 1 lawyer — law‧yer [ˈlɔːjə ǁ ˈlɒːjər] noun [countable] LAW someone whose job is to give legal advice, write formal agreements, and represent people in courts compare barrister, solicitor * * * lawyer UK US /ˈlɔɪər/ noun [C] (US also …

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  • 2 Lawyer — law·yer / lȯ yər/ n: one whose profession is to advise clients as to legal rights and obligations and to represent clients in legal proceedings Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. lawyer …

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  • 3 lawyer — law·yer / lȯ yər/ n: one whose profession is to advise clients as to legal rights and obligations and to represent clients in legal proceedings Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. lawyer …

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  • 4 lawyer — lawyer, counselor, barrister, counsel, advocate, attorney, solicitor Lawyer is the general term designating a person versed in the principles of law and authorized to practice law in the courts or to serve clients in the capacity of legal agent… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 lawyer —    Lawyer is not normally used as a professional title in standard English, but the city attorney in The Liberation of Lord Byron Jones, by Jesse Hill Ford, is always referred to by the townspeople as ‘Lawyer Hedgepath’, and addressed in that way …

    A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • 6 lawyer — [lô′yər] n. [ME lawyere: see LAW & IER] a person who has been trained in the law, esp. one whose profession is advising others in matters of law or representing them in lawsuits vi. to work as a lawyer lawyerly adj. SYN. LAWYER is the general… …

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  • 7 Lawyer — Law yer, n. [From {Law}, like bowyer, fr. bow.] 1. One versed in the laws, or a practitioner of law; one whose profession is to conduct lawsuits for clients, or to advise as to prosecution or defence of lawsuits, or as to legal rights and… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 Lawyer — (engl., spr. laojer, von law, »Gesetz, Recht«), Rechtskundiger, namentlich Sachwalter, Advokat …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 9 Lawyer — (engl., spr. lahjĕr), Sachwalter, Rechtsanwalt …

    Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • 10 lawyer — late 14c. (mid 14c. as a surname), from M.E. lawe law (see LAW (Cf. law)) + iere. Spelling with y first attested 1610s (see YER (Cf. yer)) …

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  • 11 lawyer — [n] person who is trained to counsel or argue in cases of law advocate, attorney, attorney at law, barrister, counsel, counsellor, counselor, defender, jurisprudent, jurist, legal adviser, legal eagle*, legist, member of the bar, mouthpiece*,… …

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  • 12 lawyer — ► NOUN ▪ a person who practises or studies law, especially (in the UK) a solicitor or a barrister or (in the US) an attorney. DERIVATIVES lawyering noun lawyerly adjective …

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  • 13 Lawyer — Lawyers redirects here. For the television series, see The Lawyers. For other uses, see Lawyer (disambiguation). Lawyer 19th century painting of lawyers, by French artist Honoré Daumier Occupation Names …

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  • 14 lawyer — n. 1) to hire, retain a lawyer 2) a practicing lawyer 3) a civil rights; corporation; criminal; trial lawyer 4) a Philadelphia ( shrewd ) lawyer 5) (humorous; usu. mil.) a barrack room (esp. BE), guardhouse (esp. AE) lawyer ( a soldier who claims …

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  • 15 lawyer — An attorney or counsellor at law; a barrister; a solicitor; a person licensed by law to practice the profession of the law who thus practices. A lawyer need not appear in any court, advertise himself as a lawyer, or earn his living by the… …

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  • 16 lawyer */*/*/ — UK [ˈlɔːjə(r)] / US [ˈlɔjər] noun [countable] Word forms lawyer : singular lawyer plural lawyers Differences between British and American English: lawyer: In both the UK and the US, lawyer is the general word for a trained legal adviser. In the… …

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  • 17 lawyer — lawyerlike, lawyerly, adj. /law yeuhr, loy euhr/, n. 1. a person whose profession is to represent clients in a court of law or to advise or act for clients in other legal matters. 2. New Testament. an interpreter of the Mosaic Law. Luke 14:3. v.i …

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  • 18 Lawyer — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Lawyer >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 lawyer lawyer attorney Sgm: N 1 counsel counsel counsellor Sgm: N 1 jurist jurist legist civilian pundit publicist juris consult legal …

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  • 19 lawyer — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ brilliant, clever, competent, excellent, good, smart (esp. AmE) ▪ high powered, hotshot (AmE), leading …

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  • 20 lawyer — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. See lawsuit. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. attorney, counsel, counselor, counselor at law, attorney at law, solicitor, barrister, legal adviser, legal practitioner, member of the bar, jurist, defender,… …

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