Definitions for Attorneyəˈtɜr ni
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a professional person authorized to practice law; conducts lawsuits or gives legal advice
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
Origin: [OE. aturneye, OF. atorn, p. p. of atorner: cf. LL. atturnatus, attornatus, fr. attornare. See Attorn.]
A lawyer is a person who practices law, as a barrister, judge, attorney, counselor 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
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- مُحامٍ, مُحامي, محامArabic
- advocatCatalan, Valencian
- abogado, notario, abogadaSpanish
- asianajaja, asiamies, oikeudenkäyntiasiamiesFinnish
- avocate, juriste, avocatFrench
- פרקליטה, פרקליט, עורך דין, עורכת דיןHebrew
- իրավաբան, փաստաբան, հավատարմատարArmenian
- kuasa hukumIndonesian
- fulltrúi, lögfræðingur, umboðsmaðurIcelandic
- 변호인, 변호사Korean
- advogado, advogadaPortuguese
- поверенный, юри́стка, пове́ренный, юри́ст, представи́тель, адвока́т, представи́тельницаRussian
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