Definitions for Attorneyəˈtɜr ni

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

at•tor•neyəˈtɜr ni(n.)(pl.)-neys.

  1. a lawyer; attorney-at-law.

    Category: Law

Origin of attorney:

1250–1300; ME < AF attourne lit., (one who is) turned to, i.e., appointed, ptp. of attourner to attorn


Princeton's WordNet

  1. lawyer, attorney(noun)

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

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. attorney(noun)əˈtɜr ni

    a lawyer


  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


  1. Lawyer

    A lawyer is a person who practices law, as an attorney, counsel or solicitor. 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 hire 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.

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