Definitions for Attorneyəˈtɜr ni
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a lawyer; attorney-at-law.
Origin of attorney:
1250–1300; ME < AF attourne lit., (one who is) turned to, i.e., appointed, ptp. of attourner to attorn
a professional person authorized to practice law; conducts lawsuits or gives legal advice
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
In the United States, a lawyer; one who advises or represents others in legal matters as a profession.
An agent or representative authorized to act on someone else's behalf.
Usage note: In this sense, the word is now used to refer to nonlawyers usually only in fixed phrases such as attorney-in-fact or power of attorney.
Origin: atornee, feminine past participle of atorner (to prepare, to ready), compare attorn
a substitute; a proxy; an agent
one who is legally appointed by another to transact any business for him; an attorney in fact
a legal agent qualified to act for suitors and defendants in legal proceedings; an attorney at law
to perform by proxy; to employ as a proxy
A lawyer, according to Black's Law Dictionary, is "a person learned in the law; as an attorney, counsel or solicitor; a person who is practicing law." Law is the system of rules of conduct established by the sovereign government of a society to correct wrongs, maintain the stability of political and social authority, and deliver justice. Working as a lawyer involves the practical application of abstract legal theories and knowledge to solve specific individualized problems, or to advance the interests of those who retain lawyers to perform legal services. The role of the lawyer varies significantly across legal jurisdictions, and so it can be treated here in only the most general terms.
Translations for Attorney
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a person who has the legal power to act for another person.
- مُحـامِ، وَكيلArabic
- procuradorPortuguese (BR)
- der/die Bevollmächtigte(r)German
- fuldmægtig; advokat; sagførerDanish
- volitatud esindajaEstonian
- עוֹרֵך דִיןHebrew
- fulltrúi, umboðsmaðurIcelandic
- įgaliotinis, patikėtinis, atstovasLithuanian
- pilnvarotais; aizstāvisLatvian
- împuternicit, delegatRomanian
- [juridiskt] ombudSwedish
- ทนายความ; นักกฎหมาย; นิติกรThai
- 法定代理人Chinese (Trad.)
- مختار، مختار نامہUrdu
- người được uỷ quyềnVietnamese
- 代理人Chinese (Simp.)
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