Definitions for Attorneyəˈtɜr ni
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
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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