Definitions for Attorneyəˈtɜr ni

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lawyer, attorney(noun)

    a professional person authorized to practice law; conducts lawsuits or gives legal advice


  1. attorney(Noun)

    In the United States, a lawyer; one who advises or represents others in legal matters as a profession.

  2. attorney(Noun)

    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.

  3. Origin: atornee, feminine past participle of atorner (to prepare, to ready), compare attorn

Webster Dictionary

  1. Attorney(noun)

    a substitute; a proxy; an agent

  2. Attorney(noun)

    one who is legally appointed by another to transact any business for him; an attorney in fact

  3. Attorney(noun)

    a legal agent qualified to act for suitors and defendants in legal proceedings; an attorney at law

  4. Attorney(verb)

    to perform by proxy; to employ as a proxy

  5. Origin: [OE. aturneye, OF. atorn, p. p. of atorner: cf. LL. atturnatus, attornatus, fr. attornare. See Attorn.]

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