Definitions for lawyerˈlɔ yər, ˈlɔɪ ər

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. lawyer, attorney(noun)

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

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. lawyer(Noun)

    A professional person qualified (as by a law degree and/or bar exam) and authorized to practice law, i.e. conduct lawsuits and/or give legal advice.

  2. lawyer(Noun)

    By extension, a legal layman who argues points of law.

  3. lawyer(Verb)

    To practice law.

  4. lawyer(Verb)

    To perform, or attempt to perform, the work of a lawyer.

  5. lawyer(Verb)

    To make legalistic arguments.

  6. lawyer(Verb)

    With "up", to acquire the services of a lawyer.

  7. lawyer(Verb)

    With "up", to exercise the right to ask for the presence of one's attorney.

  8. lawyer(Verb)

    To barrage with questions in order to get the person to admit something, usually used in the past tense "[You've been] lawyered."

  9. Origin: From lawyer, lawer, equivalent to .

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Lawyer(noun)

    one versed in the laws, or a practitioner of law; one whose profession is to conduct lawsuits for clients, or to advise as to prosecution or defence of lawsuits, or as to legal rights and obligations in other matters. It is a general term, comprehending attorneys, counselors, solicitors, barristers, sergeants, and advocates

  2. Lawyer(noun)

    the black-necked stilt. See Stilt

  3. Lawyer(noun)

    the bowfin (Amia calva)

  4. Lawyer(noun)

    the burbot (Lota maculosa)

  5. Origin: [From Law, like bowyer, fr. bow.]

FreebaseRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Lawyer

    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.

The Roycroft DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. lawyer

    1. A person who takes this from that, with the result that That hath not where to lay his head. 2. An unnecessary evil. 3. The only man in whom ignorance of the law is not punished.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon WurdzRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. LAWYER

    One who defends your estate against an enemy, in order to appropriate it to himself.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'lawyer' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4118

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'lawyer' in Nouns Frequency: #997


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